Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Stephen Savitsky talks with Maury Litwack, Director of State Political Affairs for OU Advocacy, about the ongoing Jewish day school tuition crisis. The two discuss what the Orthodox Union and other organizations are doing to help, noting specific examples of innovative solutions such as start-up yeshivas, voucher programs and
I remember his soft voice. The way he would lean over my desk and point out what I was doing wrong in a way that never felt judgmental or harsh. Just a gentle reminder that I was on a longer journey and this was a step on the path. I never thought I’d like a
Steve and John discuss John’s upcoming book “Are You Still Coaching?” and reflect on Dr. Halpert’s celebrated career as the Basketball coach at Yeshiva University.
Anna’s aunt was 35 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Anna’s great-grandmother had breast cancer before turning 50. Anna knew that these facts were spotlights shining on her own genetic makeup, but until she switched doctors last winter, she hadn’t been approached to be tested. She had
Prior to joining OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, as the Associate Regional Director in Pennsylvania, Michelle Twersky served as a government relations coordinator at a Jewish day school in the Greater New York area. “The fact that this school even had a position of government relations coordinator demonstrates how
We Jews wandered the four corners of the earth for so many centuries, never having a home where we could feel completely safe. Our experience from Egypt to the galut taught us to respect the dignity of the stranger and to reach out to the needy. When we were vulnerable, the voices of our sages
When his Republican opponents accused President Bill Clinton of flip-flopping between political positions he found solace in an unlikely place. It was a dvar Torah sent to him by Rabbi Menachem Genack, the CEO of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division and the rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Englewood, NJ. In the note, Rabbi Genack laid
Stephen Savitsky Interviews Harold Berman & Gayle Redlingshafer Berman about their book “Doublelife: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope”
Due to Hurricaine Sandy, the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education and the New Jersey Association of Jewish Day Schools, divisions of Yachad, have postponed the Annual Election Day Conference next week on November 6th. We will post the new date as soon as possible. For further information please contact Batya Jacob
When a 15-year-old girl is either suspended for doing her homework or for no reason whatsoever, something is awfully wrong.