• Students Travel At Speed Of Sound From Paris to Sinai via L.A.

    Perhaps it’s the support and encouragement they receive from OU-JLIC educators Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan, perhaps they aren’t content being only twelfth on The Forward’s “Best Colleges For Orthodox Jews” list, perhaps it’s both; because students at UCLA continue to push the limits of what is possible for their Jewish college community. Last semester

    posted on March 8, 2018
  • OU-JLIC Most “Swiped” Program at UCLA

    As a Jewish college student, two of the more difficult things to find on campus are often Kosher food and Torah classes. Not anymore at UCLA. This past semester, OU-JLIC student president and staff writer for UCLA’s Jewish student magazine Ha’Am, Joey Levin, found a simple solution: Introducing Jew-Swipes. Jew-Swipes is a feature on Ha’Am’s

    posted on January 2, 2018
  • RIETS Hosts Campus Rabbis Conference

    OU-JLIC Educators Convene at YU for Day of Inspiration and Learning Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) welcomed back graduates who are serving as OU-JLIC (Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) educators to the Wilf Campus for a daylong conference on December 21. OU-JLIC representatives gathered with RIETS faculty and staff to share

    posted on December 25, 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
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