19 February

“Megilas Lester:” Animated Purim Film for the Whole Family

Megilas Lester is a full length animated feature film for the whole family. It depicts the fictional story of Doniel Lesterovitch ("Lester"), a boy whose imagination turns the Purim story upside down. Suddenly finding himself at the feast of King Achashverosh, Lester is ordered to summon Queen Vashti to...
19 February

OU Israel’s Purim Party for 3,000 IDF Soldiers

Purim is known to be the time of year when everything gets mixed up. This year it was the weather. When three buses left the OU Israel Center in Yerushalayim the day before Ta’anit Esther (March 12), it was cold and raining. Two hours later when they arrived at the...
8 August

This Purim We Built a Community.

The children of Sderot and those communities hit by the Gaza War have suffered tremendously, and continue to suffer. But this Purim, they recognized the all they have received from Makom BaLev, the OU Israel program that has provided a safe haven for them, and they gave to others...
8 August

A Letter is Worth…

Purim music streaming from the truck, they drove from base to base delivering Mishloach Manot. As they pulled out, soldiers poured out of the buildings. There was singing, there was dancing, there were huge smiles all around. Many of the soldiers we visited fought in Gaza, and the mishloach...