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Yachad has announced the launch of REACH, a new Jewish communal resource and referral service for individuals with disabilities and their families. Credit: Pixabay.

Yachad program launches referral service, resources for individuals with disabilities

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Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s division for individuals with disabilities in the Jewish community, has announced the launch of REACH, a new Jewish communal resource and referral service for individuals with disabilities and their families. The program...
More than 2,000 first responders in the New York tri-state area enjoyed breakfast and an outpouring of support from Jewish college students and young professionals in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Credit: OU-JLIC.

Students, young professionals honor first responders in wake of Sept. 11 attacks

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More than 2,000 first responders in the New York tri-state area enjoyed breakfast and an outpouring of support from Jewish college students and young professionals in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept....
Thousands of North American teens attend the annual National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) summer mega-event in Israel, July 25, 2018. Credit: Courtesy of the Orthodox Union.

$3 million gift to support Jewish identity programs for public-school teens

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Longtime Jewish communal leaders Avi and Becky Katz have established a multi-year, multi-million national initiative with NCSY, the flagship youth movement of the Orthodox Union, to support Jewish identity programs for public-school teenagers. Their $3 million...
Jews pray at Meron on the eve of Tisha B'Av, on Aug. 10, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

OU’s 20th annual Tisha B’Av program to address recent Jewish tragedies

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The 20th annual Tisha B’Av program on July 18 sponsored by the Orthodox Union will not only focus on traditional themes surrounding the destruction of the First and Second Temples, as well as other...
Synagogue door. Credit: Pixabay.

OU awards $100,000 to 35 synagogues for initiatives to welcome back congregants

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The Orthodox Union has awarded $100,000 in grants to 35 synagogues in 15 U.S. states and one Canadian province in an effort to bring communities back to shul as more people are vaccinated against...
The newly renovated synagogue for use by the Tomer division of the Givati Brigade at a training base in the Negev Desert, Feb. 17, 2021. Credit: IDF.

OU to offer ‘Back to Shul’ grants to spur attendance, communal re-engagement

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One of the most profound ways the coronavirus pandemic impacted the Jewish community in the past year was the initial closure of and subsequent limitations on synagogues. Now, as more congregants have been vaccinated and...
The cover of the “Guide to Passover,” produced by the Orthodox Union. Credit: Courtesy.

Orthodox Union releases its ‘Guide to Passover’ 2021

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The Orthodox Union has released its annual “Guide to Passover,” which provides comprehensive guidance about kosher-for-Passover products. This year’s edition, available in both PDF and online database formats, features nearly 30,000 kosher-for-Passover products and charts...
Jewish prayer. Credit: Pixabay.

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...