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OU Advocacy’s Jake Adler to NY City Council Education Committee: Support DOE Special Education Reform

October 29, 2014, by

In his testimony before the New York City Council Education Committee and the Subcommittee on Non-Public Schools, Jake Adler, OU Advocacy’s New York City Director of Political Affairs, urged the City Council to consider even greater reforms for New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) in how it manages its special education services than those […]

Crisis Center for Religious Women & OU Israel Sponsor Post Trauma Workshops

October 28, 2014, by

Debbie Gross, Director of the Crisis Center for Religious Women in Jerusalem, conducted Post Trauma Intervention Workshops last summer during Operation Protective Edge. The workshops were sponsored by OU Israel. The Crisis Center has a variety of ongoing activities. They are now preparing for an international conference in Jerusalem, The Jewish Community Confronts Violence and […]

OU Chairman Stephen Savitsky to Speak in West Hempstead This Weekend

October 28, 2014, by

Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky will be guest speaker at the Young Israel of West Hempstead and Congregation Etz Chaim from Friday, October 31 to Saturday, November 1 (Shabbat Parshat Lech Lecha). Mr. Savitsky will be delivering his key presentation on “Stopping Assimilation One Phone Call at a Time….The Unique Partnership […]

Tova Sklar of Bergenfield Named NCSY’s International Teen President

October 27, 2014, by

Tova Sklar of Bergenfield’s first experience with NCSY was on a relief mission to New Orleans with New Jersey NCSY director Rabbi Ethan Katz. Dubbed the “disaster rabbi” by local press for his work helping out communities that have been damaged by the acts of Nature, Tova was immediately impressed with Rabbi Katz’s selfless devotion […]

OU Condemns Hamas, Islamic Jihad, & Senior PA Advisor’s Praise for Jerusalem Terrorist

October 23, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, condemned the praise showered on the perpetrator of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Sultan Abu-Einein, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.  A three-month-old baby was killed in the attack and seven […]

Orthodox Union Statement on the Election of the New Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem

October 22, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union offers words of congratulations and encouragement to Rabbi Aryeh Stern and Rabbi Shlomo Amar on their election to the position of Chief Ashkenazic and Chief Sephardic Rabbis of Jerusalem. The Orthodox Union has always enjoyed a close working relationship with the Israeli rabbinate on the national and local levels, and takes great interest in […]

North & South: Three Congregations in North America Join Orthodox Union Synagogue Network

October 20, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union has announced that three congregations across the United States and Canada have been accepted as member synagogues and will immediately start enjoying the benefits of affiliation with the OU. The Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT), New Jersey; Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem (TBDJ) of Montreal; and Congregation Dor Tikvah of Charleston, South […]

OU AND Partners Present “SPIRIT” Program in Queens Beginning Tuesday, October 28

October 8, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement, in collaboration with STAJE, the Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and OHEL, will present the Queens SPIRIT Initiative (Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought), a four-week lecture series beginning Tuesday, October 28 through Tuesday, November, 18. Local synagogues hosting the program also serving as co-sponsors […]

OU Urges Broad Ruling by SCOTUS to Reject Limitations on Male Facial Hair in Prison

October 6, 2014, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, called for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against the Arkansas prison regulations that compel religiously observant men to violate their beliefs and either shave their beards entirely or limit the length of the beard to one half-inch. The high […]