• Alumni Spotlight – Leead Staller

    Interview by Hani Lowenstein, Associate Director of Community Projects, OU-JLIC: Leead Staller (PENN ‘17) grew up in Connecticut and New Jersey. He attended TABC high school and spent two years learning at Yeshivat Har Etzion in the Gush. Leead was an active member of the Orthodox community at PENN. He served as the Co-Chair of OCP,

    posted on November 21, 2017
  • First OU-JLIC Program Launches in Israel

    OU-JLIC Facilitates Jewish Learning, Community, and More on 22 Secular College Campuses in North America – And Now One in Israel NOV 6, 2017, New York, NY — It was an historic moment for the OU’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) this past October with the launch of the first-ever campus program in

    posted on November 7, 2017
  • Sukkah on the Arts Quad

    This fall, Cornell University made history with its own custom-built Sukkah on the Arts Quad, right in the middle of campus.  This Sukkah was a unique collaboration between Cornell Hillel and students in the Architecture department.  Guiding them and consulting every step of the way was OU-JLIC Educator, Rabbi Daniel Kasdan. Architecture students began their design

    posted on October 18, 2017
  • Shout it from the rooftops: The OU supports women in Torah leadership positions

    Times of Israel Blog, 5.3.2017 By Ruthie Braffman Shulman Shortly before the Orthodox Union released their rabbinic teshuva and statement regarding women’s leadership in the Orthodox community, I had a conversation with a young woman who, as a college senior, was contemplating her next stage of life. She is passionate about Torah and wants to

    posted on May 9, 2017
  • Rebbetzin 2.0: With co-equal role, young Orthodox women breaking mold of ‘rabbi’s wife’

    JTA article written by: Abigail Pickus April 14, 2017 11:46am This story is sponsored by the Orthodox Union. CHICAGO — Every Friday morning for a month, rebbetzin Ariel Pardo has been meeting with three female Jewish students at Brandeis University for deep conversations that wind their way from Jewish ritual to intimacy. “Ari is always so open and she makes us feel so comfortable,” said

    posted on April 26, 2017
  • UIUC Hillel and Orthodox Union JLIC Create New Kosher Dining Options in Champaign-Urbana

    Contact Information: Bari Goldman 217-819-3623 Bari@illinihillel.org RELEASE DATE: 03/10/17 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Two restaurants in Champaign-Urbana will receive Kosher certification from the St. Louis Vaad this spring and summer thanks to a kashering initiative led by Illini Hillel and the Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus. On the current list of restaurants in negotiation

    posted on March 3, 2017
  • An Exceptional Week of Torah Learning for OU JLIC Women College Students in Jerusalem

    During the week of January 2-5, 2017 students from numerous OU-JLIC campuses gathered together in Jerusalem at Beit Knesset Yakar to spend a week immersed in Torah learning at the annual OU-JLIC Women’s Winter Midrasha program. The program was structured by Rabbi Robby Charnoff, OU-JLIC Co-Director and Torah Educator at Queens College, to offer a

    posted on February 2, 2017
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