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Former OU Chairman Stephen Savitsky to Serve as Scholar-In-Residence at Young Israel Of Plainview, March 6-7, Shabbat Parshat Ki Tisa

March 4, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s former President and Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky will be scholar in residence at the Young Israel of Plainview from Friday, March 6 to Saturday, March 7, Shabbat Parshat Ki Tisa. The OU member synagogue is located at 132 Southern Parkway. During Shacharit service on Saturday morning Mr. Savitsky will […]

OU West Coast Region’s Ralphs Kosher for Passover Supermarket Tours Returns to Los Angeles, March11-19

March 4, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union West Coast Region’s Ralphs Kosher for Passover Supermarket Tours returns from Wednesday, March 11-Thursday, March 19. OU West Coast Director Rabbi Alan Kalinsky and Rabbi Reuven Nathanson, OU Kosher senior rabbinical field representative and director, will present practical workshops on holiday preparation at selected Ralphs stores in Los Angeles and vicinity. Passover begins […]

OU Welcomes $13 Million Funding For Nonprofit Security Grants In Homeland Security Bill

March 4, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomed congressional passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which includes $13 million for the Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP). The House sent the legislation to President Obama; he is expected to sign it into […]

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 […]