The Power of Giving for a Purpose Begins and Ends with You

OU Membership

The Power of Giving for a Purpose Begins and Ends with You

Welcome to the Orthodox Union’s membership circle, where your generosity fuels our mission and unlocks a world of benefits and opportunities for you and the Jewish community. With a donation of $72 or more, you become an integral part of our membership infrastructure, enabling us to drive positive change across all facets of the OU for now and years to come.

Your support not only impacts lives but also comes with exclusive perks designed to enhance your connection to the OU family. As a donor, you’ll receive a yearly subscription to the OU’s Jewish Action magazine, granting you access to thought-provoking articles, insights, and perspectives. Additionally, you’ll gain entry to exclusive events, enjoy discounts on programs and services, and much more.

Don’t miss out on the chance to make a difference while enjoying a host of benefits tailored to enrich your engagement with the Orthodox Union. Join us today and experience the power of giving with purpose.

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Member Discounts

Enjoy discounts at OU Press, which publishes popular and scholarly works.


Exclusive Invites

Get exclusive access to 2-3 members only programs featuring esteemed speakers on timely and relevant topics


Jewish Action Subscription

A yearly subscription to the Jewish Action magazine, the OU’s award winning quarterly with thoughtful and insightful articles devoted to exploring ideas, trends and people important to Jewish life today.


Members-Only Pocket Diary

Enjoy the ever popular OU pocket diary, delivered each year around the yomim noraim. New this year, we are offering members the option to choose the pocket diary or a set of sticky notes. Have you made your choice yet?

How can I become an OU Member?

JOIN ONLINE. Join online at any Membership level by clicking here.

JOIN BY PHONE. Call our Member services team at (212) 613-8134 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

JOIN By CHECK. Mail in a check made out to ‘Orthodox Union’ and write in the memo: OU Membership.

Checks can be mailed to the following address:

Orthodox Union
Attn: OU Membership Campaign
40 Rector Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Where do I go to renew if I am already a member?

Renewal can be done by clicking here.

Help! I am having trouble renewing/signing up to become a member! 

We are so sorry to hear you are having trouble joining/renewing your OU Membership! All membership concerns can be directed to the OU’s Donor Services team, which can be reached at (212) 613-8134 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday or by email at

How long does my membership last?

Your OU Membership starts immediately from the date of purchase and is valid for one (1) year.

I gave to a [Name of an OU department], does that count towards OU membership?

While we always appreciate the support of our OU donors to the various programs and services at the Orthodox Union, the OU’s membership program is exclusive to those who are participating in the OU’s membership campaign. Currently, that does not include donations at a similar level to an OU program or department.

How can I remove a name and/or revise my contact information on my account? 

Revising your contact information or those on your account is easy! Account changes go into effect in 24 hours and can only be done by calling the OU’s Donor Services team at (212) 613-8134 from 9 am to 5 pm Monday – Thursday.

Is membership based off the secular or Hebrew calendar?

Your OU Membership starts immediately from the date of purchase and is valid for one (1) year.

How much do I have to pay to receive all Membership benefits?

Membership levels begin at $72 and serve as an unrestricted donation to the Orthodox Union. A gift receipt is issued for the full-amount of the donation.

What benefits are included with my yearly membership?

Click here to view all Membership levels and benefits. Please note: Discounts and benefits are subject to change at any time.

Is there still a Levaya program offered with membership?

Currently, there is no levaya program tied to the OU’s membership campaign.

How can i learn about member events?

Member events and updates are sent via email. You can also visit our website by clicking here for the most up to date information on upcoming member only events coming soon!

Join the Movement: Don't Miss Out on Shaping the Future of Klal Yisrael!

The Orthodox Union’s wide array of programs share one goal – to assist and elevate every member of Klal Yisrael as we build our future together. Since 1898, the Orthodox Union has served and represented the Orthodox Jewish community in the US. Now in our second century of public service, the OU continues to sustain Jewish life for every segment of our community.

When you become a member, your membership makes a difference because we are more powerful together – as one nation.

Become an OU Member Today – Help the Jewish Community Move Forward – to strengthen Orthodoxy and build an even brighter future for Am Yisrael.

Your Support Helps Each OU department thrive!

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