Author: Sara Goldberg

Inside the OU – Winter 2022

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 […]

Jewish Action Wins Four Rockower Awards

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.

Inside the OU – Summer 2022

Traveling Exhibit Revolutionizes Holocaust Education; US Ambassador Visits the Zula; Students Lobby for Nonpublic School Funding

Inside the OU: Spring 2022

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 […]

Your Favorite Teacher

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 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

Inside the OU – Winter 2021

Parenting Partnership; Celebrating Transformation; Creating Today’s Jewish Leaders; REACH-ing Every Child; Upholding Religious Liberty

Inside Philanthropy – Fall 2021

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 […]

Focus on Mental Health

A collection of articles on topics of mental health and wellness from Jewish Action’s archives.

Inside the OU – Spring 2021

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 […]

OU Kosher in Bahrain

With the normalization of relations, there’s been a surge of interest from Jewish travelers.

Inside the OU: Supplemental

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 […]

Inside the OU – Winter 2020

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 […]

Tell Us Your Corona Story!

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 and you could be included in our ongoing feature “The Corona Diaries.”

Inside the OU – Fall 2020

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 […]

In Search of Innovation

What innovative chesed programs have resulted from Covid-19 in your community? Jewish Action wants to know!

Inside the OU – Winter 2019

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 […]

In Their Own Words: How Daf Yomi Has Changed Lives

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 […]

Inside the OU – Fall 2019

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 […]