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“Maybe We Should Teach the Way They Learn” Yachad Veterans Day Conference in NYC

November 4, 2014, by

“Train a child according to his way” (Proverbs 22:6) is a Biblical aphorism summing up the feeling of many parents and educators. Inspired by this ever-enlightening teaching from King Solomon, the Orthodox Union’s Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities and The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education will present, “”Maybe We Should Teach […]

Orthodox Union Urges Supreme Court To Uphold 2002 Law Allowing On Passports Notation Of “Israel” As Birthplace

November 3, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the 2002 law passed by the U.S. Congress, which ordered the State Department to allow U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to record on their passports that Israel is their place of birth. The […]

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 […]