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The Nachum Segal Network Announces The 2Nd Annual “Kosher Halftime Show” During Super Bowl XLIX Soulfarm With Grammy Award Winning Musicians To Debut New Song

January 21, 2015, by

The Nachum Segal Network has announced the 2015 Kosher Halftime Show. Hosted by Jewish radio icon, Nachum Segal, the Kosher Halftime Show is the family oriented alternative to the pop culture musical and dance performance on broadcast television. The program will stream and be available during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX, Sunday February 1, 2015, […]

NCSY Canada Launches the Fran & David Woolf Legacy Fund; Couple to Receive Award at Ben Zakkai Dinner, Sunday, February 8 in New York

January 20, 2015, by

A lifetime of dedication to the Jewish future will be celebrated at this year’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society’s NCSY National Scholarship Reception in New York on Sunday, February 8, as the Jewish community honors the achievements of Fran and David Woolf of Toronto and inaugurates a scholarship fund in their name. NCSY is the international […]

Orthodox Union Praises Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling On Male Facial Hair In Prison Upholding Religious Liberty

January 20, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the U.S. Supreme Court for its unanimous ruling allowing a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas, Gregory Holt, also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad, to grow a short beard for religious reasons. The high court originally heard the case, […]

Op Ed Regarding World Zionist Congress Elections

January 20, 2015, by

Some of you may be aware of the World Zionist Congress Elections currently going on through April 30 of this year. All of you, though, are able to participate by registering and voting. I am a candidate along with other OU personalities, such as Harvey Blitz, Rabbi Steven Weil, and Yehuda Friedman. I strongly encourage […]

Yachad Comes To Great Neck With Adult Day Program; Meets At Beth Hadassah Synagogue

January 19, 2015, by

Twenty families from Great Neck and surrounding communities on Long Island have been participating in Yachad and the Jewish Union Foundation’s (JUF) new adult day program at the Beth Hadassah Synagogue the past two weeks. In addition, individuals from Yachad/JUF’s Brooklyn day program attended the opening session to give families a glimpse into what the […]

Stephen Savitsky Scholar in Residence at Etz Chaim Synagogue in Jacksonville, FL, January 16-17, Shabbat Parshat Vaera

January 16, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s former President and Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky will be scholar in residence at the Etz Chaim Synagogue from Friday January 16 to Saturday, January 17, Shabbat Parshat Vaera. The OU-member synagogue is located at 10167 San Jose Boulevard. On Friday late afternoon Mr. Savitsky will be giving a talk between Kabbalat Shabbat […]

Orthodox Union Commends Introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015

January 13, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commended Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dean Heller (R-NV) for their introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015. The bill calls for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and for […]

OU Job Board Announces Partnership with Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center

January 8, 2015, by

The OU Job Board today announced a partnership with Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center. Workforce1, provided by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, helps both prepare and connect people to employment opportunities throughout the Greater New York City area. “I’m delighted to be joining forces with Workforce1,” stated Michael Rosner, executive […]

OU Applauds Decision by Federal Court Upholding Westhampton Beach Eruv

January 8, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomed a decision this week by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York upholding the constitutionality of the recently constructed eruv around Westhampton Beach on Long Island. The Court ruled that the Long Island Power Authority did […]