OU Denounces Palestinian Unity Government; Calls On Obama Administration To Withhold Recognition

June 2, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – denounced the formation of a “unity government” by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s Executive Director for Public Policy, issued the following statement: “There is no question that Hamas – in words and […]

Touro College and the Orthodox Union Announce Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander zt”l Scholarships for Outstanding NCSY Graduates

May 30, 2014, by

Seven outstanding high school graduates from across the nationwere selected to receive the prestigious Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander zt”l Scholarship given jointly by Touro College and NCSY. The recipients are:  Emma O’Quin of Tacoma, WA; Caitlyn Franks of Baltimore; Jamie Epstein of Memphis; Mariah Barber of Eugene, OR; Nicki Feerst of Long Beach, […]

OU West Coast Banquet set for June 18 at Sephardic Temple in Los Angeles

May 28, 2014, by

The annual Orthodox Union West Coast Awards Banquet will take place on Wednesday, June 18 at the Sephardic Temple, 10500 Wilshire Boulevard, as two couples will be honored and the West Coast Region celebrates ten years of service from the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) Torah Educators at UCLA, Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona […]

OU Kosher Honors Firmenich Staffer for 20 Years of Dedicated Service

May 22, 2014, by

Left to right: Elisa Berger, Flavor Analyst and Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Moshe Zywica; Eric Butrym, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Firmenich; Laura Lacourse, Senior Compliance Coordinator at Firmenich; Honoree Terry Grillo, Regulatory Specialist at Firmenich; Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher; Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher; Rabbi Moshe Zywica, Executive Rabbinic […]

Yachad Brings Its First Family Shabbaton To The West Coast, June 13-15 In Los Angeles

May 22, 2014, by

Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s agency for those with disabilities, will present its first West Coast Family Shabbaton in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Agoura Hills from Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15. Yachad Family Shabbatons (weekend retreats) first made their appearance in the Northeast and spread across the country, providing one-of-a-kind weekends of support, […]

Rabbi Steven Weil to Speak at Congregation BCMH in Seattle, May 30-31

May 22, 2014, by

Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will present an OU Community Weekend at Congregation Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath (BCMH) in Seattle on Friday, May 30 through Saturday, May 31 (Shabbat Parshat Naso). The OU member synagogue is located at 5145 S. Morgan Street. On Friday night between Mincha and Maariv, Rabbi Weil will […]

OU Press Presents Three Outstanding Works On Sefer Bamidbar

May 21, 2014, by

As synagogues around the world prepare to begin the Book of Numbers, Sefer Bamidbar,OU Press in conjunction with Maggid Books and Yeshiva University Press, has released a new volume in Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm’s series of sermons on the weekly Torah reading, Derashot LeDorot: Numbers. Fourth in the series of Derashot LeDorot, this new book […]