Addressing Antisemitism; Building Communal Bridges; Meet the OU Navigator
Introducing The Global OU Headquarters; Empowering Women in Leadership
Happenings Around the OU Introducing The Global OU Headquarters Celebrations for the OU’s new office space at 40 Rector Street in downtown Manhattan began in late June with a Keviat Mezuzah Ceremony exclusively for OU Board Members. It concluded in early September with a Chanukat Habayit celebration with lay leadership, Benefactor Circle members, Board Members […]
Teens Bring Cheer to Orphans; Battle of the Robots; WI Challenge Grant Winners
This past June, at the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) Conference, Jewish Action won four Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism for work that appeared in 2021.
Traveling Exhibit Revolutionizes Holocaust Education; US Ambassador Visits the Zula; Students Lobby for Nonpublic School Funding
Happenings Around the OU By Sara Goldberg NCSY Reissues Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan’s Writings In December, NCSY’s annual Aspire: Yarchei Kallah—a five-day learning retreat for public school teens—celebrated Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan’s legacy with the launch of the NCSY Aryeh Kaplan Library, a reissuing of the entire Kaplan opus. The ten reprinted volumes contain new […]
After changing the landscape for kosher certification in refrigerators, GE Appliances — with the guidance of OU Kosher — has now expanded to ovens.
Did you have a favorite teacher or rebbi? An educator who shaped you in a profound way? Help us celebrate Jewish educators by sharing your story! Please send submissions (5-600 words) to email@example.com by February 24, 2022. Winning submissions will be published in an upcoming issue of Jewish Action.
Jewish Action Article Leads to Expansion of Chesed Program; Is Language a Barrier to Aliyah?; The Economics of Frum Life; Replacing Headstones for Jewish Heroes
Parenting Partnership; Celebrating Transformation; Creating Today’s Jewish Leaders; REACH-ing Every Child; Upholding Religious Liberty
Responding to Anti-Semitism; Back to Israel; Challenge Grant Winners Announced!
Ready, Set, Dream! Over the Edge You can only safely step off a ledge if you trust those who are supporting you. As a new member of the OU team, I’m grateful for our supporters, both professional and volunteer, and was confident in their backup. – Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph, OU Executive Vice President/Chief […]
NCSY Israel Remembers the Holocaust; OU-JLIC’s Killing Covid with Kindness; Empowering Women’s Voices.
A collection of articles on topics of mental health and wellness from Jewish Action’s archives.
Celebrating Every Holiday with the OU With large gatherings still on hold for the foreseeable future, in December the OU’s Torah Initiatives launched “8 Days of Inspiration”—an online hub of Torah inspiration, activities and videos to guide community members in celebrating at home throughout Chanukah. Highlights included an eight-part video series on the history of […]
With the normalization of relations, there’s been a surge of interest from Jewish travelers.
Bringing One Shabbos to Every Teen More than 1,000 teens participated in NCSY’s virtual “One Shabbos” initiative, part of the “Shabbos Project” celebrations held globally in November, to bring the magic and beauty of NCSY Shabbatonim to teens around the world. Eighty-five programs took place in forty-three cities across Canada, Israel and the United States. The […]
Happenings Around the OU OU Kosher Tapped by the UAE to Oversee Kosher Food History was made in August as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the first Gulf state to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. A key area of interest for Emiratis is creating travel and tourism opportunities, which for the Jewish community means […]
Do you have a corona story to share? Did you get married in your driveway? Are you a medical professional working on the frontlines? How is this pandemic affecting you? Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be included in our ongoing feature “The Corona Diaries.”
Happenings Around the OU Interns Get Real-Life Experience at Start-Ups During a summer where internships were hard to come by, the OU’s Impact Accelerator (IA) provided thirteen college students with the opportunity to work for IA, as well as for the four start-up ventures of IA’s second cohort. IA was founded in 2018 to identify […]
JA won three of these “Jewish Pulitzers”—two first-place and one second-place—for articles published in 2019.
OU Covid-19 Response; Gaining a Chavrutah and a Friend; Farewell to Rabbi Kalinsky
What innovative chesed programs have resulted from Covid-19 in your community? Jewish Action wants to know!
Semichas Chaver Program Expands, NCSYers attend Siyum HaShas, WI Launches Nach Yomi Program, and more!
Which Orthodox Jewish book (in English) have you read that changed your life? Jewish Action wants to know!
Happenings Around the OU Campers at Yachad’s Camp Chaverim enjoying the thrill of a nature hike at Dingmans Ferry in Pennsylvania. Among Yachad’s twenty-nine summer programs, Camp Chaverim is its best-kept secret. Over 100 participants attend this male-only, six-week sleepaway summer program for individuals with disabilities ages six to twenty-five. Located on the campus of […]
I was injured in a terrorist attack in 2001. Since then, I have been paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. It is important for my health to spend time standing every day. So I do my “standing time” every day while listening to the Daf Yomi. This is my second cycle—the first cycle I studied the Daf with Rabbi […]
Happenings Around the OU Supporting Innovation Following the success of its inaugural year, the OU’s Impact Accelerator—created in 2018 to identify and invest in ventures addressing current and future Jewish communal interests—is looking for its second cohort. Candidates for the program are Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs who cater to the North American Jewish community. Those selected […]
Highlights from the goings-on of the OU’s many departments