• 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
  • Rabbi Kaplan: My optimal rabbi

    There are times when simple words are not good enough or sharp enough to get across a message. How can you thank a person that has given so much of himself, not only to a community, but especially to you? It is hard to even begin to classify the relationship that I have with Rabbi

    posted on May 7, 2016
  • Bringing Campus Rabbis Together

    OU-JLIC Rabbis Gather for Day of Inspiration and Learning at RIETS Conference On December 23, Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) hosted a conference for participants in the Orthodox Union Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) who serves as rabbis on college campuses across North America. The event, held on YU’s Wilf Campus,

    posted on December 31, 2015
  • OU-JLIC Fellowship with YU Rabbinical & Graduate Students Renewed for Third Year

    The Seif Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) program has announced the renewal of the OU-JLIC/Yeshiva University Fellowship for the academic year of 2016-17. It will be the third year of the Fellowship, which is accredited as a formal internship within Yeshiva University’s Rabbinical School, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) Fourth Year Internship

    posted on December 16, 2015
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