Author: Sara Olson

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...

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...

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...

Letters: Spring 2019

LACK OF SERIOUS TANACH STUDY I thoroughly enjoyed the entire series of articles in the winter issue on Tanach study (“Mining Tanach,” 2018). Both Nechama Leibowitz, a”h, and yibadel l’chaim, Rabbis David Fohrman and Nosson Scherman are giants in the field, albeit with very different approaches. A few thoughts...

Inside the OU: Spring 2019

Happenings Around the OU New England Yachad Dedicates New Community Center By Merri Ukraincik Working to make the Greater Boston Jewish community more inclusive for individuals with disabilities, New England Yachad has spent decades breaking down walls. With the dedication of a new community center this past December, its...

Inside the OU – Winter 2018

  HAPPENINGS AROUND THE OU Dating Site for OU-JLIC Students & Alumni This summer OU-JLIC launched a dating web site for students and alumni: JLIConnections.com. The initiative was spearheaded by Rabbi Reuven and Shira Boshnack, OU-JLIC Educators at Brooklyn College, who saw the need for a dating platform where...

Inside the OU – Fall 2018

Happenings Around the OU Healing Through Music Harel Chetzroni, founder of the Pearl and Harold Jacobs Zula Outreach Center in Jerusalem known as “the Zula,” and his staff had a dream: to record some of the inspirational music sung by the struggling teens who come to the Zula. A...