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OU Leaders Meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

July 20, 2016, by

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Orthodox Union leaders met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday to discuss the relationship between American Orthodox Jewry and Israel. Mr. Netanyahu praised the OU as an important bridge between the United States and Israel. Presiding over the meeting were Orthodox Union President Martin Nachimson and Executive Vice President Allen Fagin. Also […]

Hundreds Gather as IDF Sergeant Shlomo Rindenow z”l is Laid to Rest

July 18, 2016, by

Hundreds of people gathered at the Netzer Hazani synagogue Monday afternoon for the funeral of 20-year-old IDF Sergeant Shlomo Rindenow, a lone soldier from the US who died in a hand grenade explosion Sunday. Rindenow was killed along with First Sergeant Hussam Tapesh, who was buried earlier Sunday in his hometown of Beit Jan in […]

Prayers for Dallas

July 8, 2016, by

In response to the horrific assault upon police officers in Dallas, Texas, five of whom were killed, we urge all synagogues to incorporate appropriate prayers into the services this Shabbat. We ask all synagogue rabbis to address the issue in their sermons, emphasizing our support for police officials in Dallas and throughout the United States, […]

Elie Wiesel gave the Holocaust a face and the world a conscience

July 5, 2016, by

Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate who became a leading icon of Holocaust remembrance and a global symbol of conscience, died Saturday at 87. His death was the result of natural causes, the World Jewish Congress said in a statement. A philosopher, professor and author of such seminal works of Holocaust literature as […]

OU West Coast Banquet To Honor Its President Dr. Steven Tabak; Beverly Hills Marriot; Sholom Chapels; June 21 In LA; Featuring Installation Ceremony Of Incoming President Scott Krieger

June 9, 2016, by

The Orthodox Union West Coast Region will host its annual OU West Coast Under the Stars Banquet Tuesday evening, June 21 at the Beverly Hills Marriott. This year’s event will celebrate OU West Coast’s distinguished guests of honor: Dr. Steven Tabak, Current President of OU West Coast, with the Keter Shem Tov Award; Brian Keyes, […]

Orthodox Union’s Disaster Relief Comes to Houston Synagogue’s Aid In Flood’s Aftermath

April 21, 2016, by

Earlier this week, while Jews around the world busied themselves with preparations for Passover, United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston (UOS) was devastated by flood waters — for the second time in less than a year. UOS, an Orthodox Union -member synagogue, reported about three feet of water in its sanctuary after sustaining more than $1 million in damages from the […]

OU Kosher Answers Your Top Ten Pesach FAQs

April 18, 2016, by

OU Kosher presents the most frequently asked consumer questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241). Questions may be submitted to kosherq@ou.org as well. The Passover questions were answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator. Rabbi Moshe […]

OU Kosher Comes To Your Rescue For Pre-Passover Busy Season

April 13, 2016, by

Come on in, says a voice behind two large computer screens. The rabbi, whose velvety yarmulke and raised eyebrows are barely visible beneath ancient and contemporary books stacked as high as the Pyramid of Giza, is now in the middle of busy season – answering consumer questions for the upcoming Passover holiday. With 160 chat […]

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