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In Albany Mission, Brooklyn Students from Jewish and Catholic High Schools Push for Education Tax Credit and to Launch OU Campaign for Bill

February 27, 2015, by

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, launched its campaign to pass the Education Investment Incentives Act (EIIA), also known as the Education Tax Credit, with an interfaith advocacy mission to Albany on Thursday composed of 30 Brooklyn high school juniors, half from the Yeshivah of Flatbush and half from […]

OU Voices Support for “Student Success Act”; Will Improve Distribution of Equitable Services for All Students

February 25, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, declared its support for the Student Success Act (H.R.5), sponsored by Representative John Kline (R-MN) — which is to be considered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives starting today. The legislation will reauthorize and revise the Elementary […]

OU Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Commitment to Education Tax Credit, Willingness to Hold Up State Budget If Not Approved

February 24, 2015, by

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for his commitment to the Education Investment Incentives Act (EIIA), also known as the Education Tax Credit, as one of his top priorities this legislative session and for his willingness to hold up the New York State budget unless […]

Mishloach Manot for Purim Now Available From Yachad Gifts

February 24, 2015, by

With Purim just around the corner, hamentaschen and other treats for Purim gift baskets known as mishloach manot are now available from Yachad Gifts. Its wide variety of selection includes wines, coffee, gourmet chocolates, candies, nuts and even sushi; their baskets are manufactured with unique packaging such as containers shaped as guitars, cowboy boots, hats […]

OU Statement With Regard to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Upcoming Address to US Congress on Iran

February 24, 2015, by

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement: Much ink has been spilled debating the political dimensions of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to the U.S. Congress—both within the context of the impending Israeli elections and the impact of […]

OU Kosher’s Top Purim Questions for 2015

February 20, 2015, by

  OU Kosher presents the most frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers. Questions may be submitted to kosherq@ou.org The Purim questions were answered by Rabbi Eli Gersten, rabbinic coordinator and halachic recorder for OU Kosher. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica, OU Kosher executive rabbinic […]

OU Israel Mishloach Manot Campaign for the IDF

February 19, 2015, by

  Support the OU ISRAEL PURIM CAMPAIGN  Put a SMILE on the faces of IDF SOLDIERS. They defend the State of Israel all year long. Now you can do something nice for them in return. How can you participate in this campaign? Fill out this form and make OU Israel your Shaliach to give Mishloach Manot. Our goal this […]