Inside the OU

OU Celebrates Israel at the Parade

Every year, the OU has a great crowd of hundreds of staff members, lay leaders, Yachad members, NCSYers and many others who march with us in the Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City. At this year’s parade, on Sunday, June 3, we’ll be marching with a huge OU billboard sign (on the back of a truck) and telling the world “There’s an OU for You!” We also have a early step-off time (around 11:20 am), leaving you free to enjoy the rest of the day.

Sign up at’s great fun–so join us!

A 500-strong contingent, consisting of Yachad members, staff and advisors, as well as OU lay and professional leaders, together with many members of OU synagogues and the OU headquarters’ staff, marched up New York’s Fifth Avenue on June 5 in the 2011 Celebrate Israel Parade.







Proudly carrying the “Kulanu Nashir b’Yachad” banner are left to right:
Roy Spiewak, OU Treasurer; Dr. Simcha Katz, OU President; and Stephen J. Savitsky, OU Chairman of the Board, accompanied by Yachad member Lori Gelb.









Yachad members really know how to enjoy a celebration! (Third from right, with beard, Yachad National Director Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman) Photo: Michael Datikash


This article was featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Jewish Action.
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