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OU, Rabbinical Council join call for day of prayer amid ongoing pandemic

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the world and within Jewish communities—and especially in light of the new virus variants discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa—public-health guidance dictates continued mask-wearing...
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Orthodox Union launches virtual support group for siblings with special needs

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The Orthodox Union’s Yachad organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox Jewish community has launched a support network for siblings of individuals with special needs. The group held its first session and has set...
Ritz-Carlton Manama in Bahrain. Credit: Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Manama.

OU works with Ritz-Carlton Manama to facilitate kosher food for residents, tourists

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Beginning this month, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain, will become the first hotel in the kingdom to offer kosher certified food through the help of Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher...
A first-class suite on Emirates airline. Credit: Wikipedia.

Report: UAE national carrier Emirates to launch ‘Kosher Arabia’

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On the heels of the signing of the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords between Jerusalem, Abu Dhabi and Manama this week—and ahead of the launch of direct Tel Aviv-Dubai flights—United Arab Emirates national carrier Emirates and Emirates Flight Catering are...
Jumeira Beach Hotel in the United Arab Emirates. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

OU to oversee kosher food in hotels throughout UAE

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In response to a request from the leadership of the United Arab Emirates, Orthodox Union Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, will be the leading kosher certification agency within the Emirates and do...
Entertainers Benny Friedman and Mordechai Shapiro participate in the virtual “Battle of the Singers” concert on June 16, 2020. Credit: Orthodox Union.

Jewish music bigs Benny Friedman and Mordechai Shapiro belt it out for charity

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More than 5,000 people tuned in to the virtual “Battle of the Singers,” featuring well-known Jewish entertainers Benny Friedman and Mordechai Shapiro, and sponsored by the Orthodox Union’s Yachad leading organization for individuals with...
Students in nonpublic schools who receive special education and related services from New York City will be eligible to apply for a free iPad distribution program, April 2020. Credit: Yachad’s IVDU.

New York City Department of Education offers free iPads to students with special needs

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Teach NYS, a division of the Orthodox Union advocating for equitable government funding for New York nonpublic schools, welcomed the New York City Department of Education announcement that students in nonpublic schools who receive...
Orthodox Union executive vice president Allen Fagin addresses the Women’s Initiative Leadership Summit. Credit: Courtesy.

Orthodox Union launches North American Inclusion Month with 200-plus events

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The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading group for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, kicked off North American Inclusion Month (NAIM) with more than 200 events taking place around the United States...
Nearly 2,000 people attended the Orthodox Union’s Seventh International Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair, showcasing 63 communities from the United States and Israel, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on Nov. 24, 2019. Credit: Zush Photography.

Relocation fair offers details on Jewish communities in North America, Israel

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Nearly 2,000 people attended the Orthodox Union’s Seventh International Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair on Sunday, showcasing a record-breaking 63 communities from the United States and Israel at the Metropolitan Pavilion in...
Participants flock to Citi Field for the third annual Torah New York event, Sept. 23, 2019. Credit: Orthodox Union.

Thousands of learners connect with Torah and each other before High Holidays

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Torah took the mound at Citi Field as the Orthodox Union fielded a team of 29 internationally renowned scholars, who led classes on a wide array of 31 subjects for around 2,500 participants, at...