U.S. Senate Committee Takes Step Toward Aiding Nonprofits Tackle Energy Costs; Companion Legislation Introduced Today in House

April 30, 2015, by

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on several pieces of legislation designed to increase and support energy efficiency in the United States. Among the bills considered was the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (S.600)—bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and developed in close partnership […]

At the OU’s 5th International Jewish Communities Home and Job Relocation Fair in New York, American and Israeli Destinations Said in Unison: Welcome Home!

April 30, 2015, by

Stephen Steiner is Director of Public Relations at the Orthodox Union. Photos by Meir Kruter. Design by Atara Arbesfeld. Americans tend to move a lot. Proof of this state of affairs was evident on Sunday, April 26, when on a cool and sunny spring day, almost 2,000 people from the New York Metropolitan area, spanning […]

OU Presents Queens-LI Rebbetzins Conference on OCD in the Jewish Community, May 3 in Kew Gardens Hills

April 23, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present a program for Queens and Long Island rebbetzins, “Acknowledging OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder): Religious Responsibility or Dysfunctional Disability,” at Congregation Nachlas Yitzchok (Rabbi Oelbaum’s Shul), 141-43 73rd Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills on Sunday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The presenter […]

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS and Yachad Launch Online Education Resource of Govt-Funded Programs for NY Private School Parents

April 22, 2015, by

           OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with Yachad, the flagship program of the OU’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, has launched an online education resource for parents in New York State. The Parent Education Resource Center,, is the only web site that covers the […]

OU and Yachad Present “ADHD Focus: Tools and Techniques For Parents and Professionals,” April 28 and May 5 in NYC and Online

April 21, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Synagogue and Community Services, together with Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, will present “ADHD Focus: Tools and Techniques for Parents and Professionals,” a two-part seminar to take place on two consecutive Tuesdays, April 28 and May 5, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program will […]

Orthodox Union Mourns the Passing of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

April 20, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union and its board and professional staff join with the rest of the Jewish nation in mourning the passing of HaRav HaGaon Aharon Lichtenstein, zt”l. A prince and a giant has fallen. Rav Lichtenstein was a prince of Torah and exemplified the highest ideals of Torah U’Maddah. He was a giant in his […]

OU Israel’s Oraita Youth Center Hosts Seder in Nazareth Illit

April 6, 2015, by

For a special crowd of 115, this year’s Pesach Sederwas one they will long remember. In Nazareth Illit,OU Israel’s Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Club organized a seder in a local yeshivah high school for the teens and their families. Some of the participants came with siblings, some came with their families, and some came alone. […]