The OU Network



The OU Advocacy Center is the non-partisan public policy arm of the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish organization‚ representing nearly 1,000 congregations nationwide, and leads the OU’s advocacy efforts in Washington, DC, and state capitals.

Alumni Connections

Alumni Connections fosters a continuing relationship with thousands of NCSY graduates as they take their place in Jewish life.

Impact Accelerator

An 18-month program built on mentorship-based growth and early-stage funding for Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs.

Israel Free Spirit

Israel Free Spirit, an official trip organizer of Birthright Israel, provides free trips to young adults 18-26 years old from various Jewish backgrounds.

Jewish Action

Jewish Action, the quarterly magazine publication of the Orthodox Union, serves as a forum for a diversity of legitimate opinions within the spectrum of Orthodox Judaism.


NCSY is the premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and tradition.

NJCD / Yachad

Yachad champions the inclusion of over 5,000 individuals with disabilities in Jewish life.

OU Israel

The Seymour J. Abrams Jerusalem World Center provides a warm, embracing environment, spiritual inspiration, and a familiar social framework for Anglo olim.

OU Kosher

OU Kosher provides kosher certification for over 1 million products in more than 8,500 plants worldwide.

OU Center for Communal Research

The Center will focus on how Jews learn to live Jewish lives, the various journeys taken in that process, and how Jewish communal institutions influence behavior and sentiment.

OU Press

OU Press publishes books of Jewish thought and prayer that educate, inspire, enrich and enlighten.

OU West Coast

The OU West Coast Region office serves all the communities in the West Coast region, from Vancouver to San Diego and as east as Denver, CO.

OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC)

On 23 college campuses, the OU's Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) program involves thousands of Jewish students in Torah learning and Jewish life.

Teach Coalition Network

The Teach Coalition Network is dedicated to securing government support to ensure that Jewish schools are safe and fairly funded.

The Pepa & Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue & Community Services

The OU's Synagogue Network includes more than 400 synagogues across North America and provides them with the necessary resources to run their synagogue more efficiently.

Women’s Initiative

The Women’s Initiative aims to create and promote women’s programming in the areas of Torah study, community leadership, spiritual, personal and professional growth, health and social well-being for women of all ages.

These are only the headlines—please browse our site to discover all the ways in which the Orthodox Union, the world's largest Jewish resource, enhances Jewish life.