OU Applauds Re-Introduction of Bill Providing FEMA Aid to Disaster Damaged Houses of Worship

July 16, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU) expressed its appreciation to U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Grace Meng (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) for reintroducing the bipartisan Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act (H.R. 3066) that would ensure that houses of worship devastated by recent and future disasters are eligible for aid from […]

Orthodox Union’s Tisha B’Av 5775/2015 Webcast With Rabbis Weinreb and Weil, Sunday, July 26

July 13, 2015, by

On Tisha B’Av we remember and internalize the sorrows that have befallen the Jewish people from Biblical times to the recent tragedies in Europe and Israel. This year, in commemoration of the Jewish misfortunes throughout history, the Orthodox Union will continue its annual Tisha B’Av webcast tradition at with OU Executive Vice President, Emeritus Rabbi Tzvi […]

Orthodox Union Applauds House of Representatives’ Passage of H.R. 5 “Student Success Act”

July 9, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage today of the Student Success Act (H.R.5), sponsored by Representative John Kline (R-MN). This legislation will reauthorize and revise the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which funds local public school […]

Orthodox Union Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges

June 26, 2015, by

The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement: “In response to the decisions announced today by the United States Supreme Court with reference to the issue of legal recognition of same sex marriage, we reiterate the historical position of the Jewish faith, enunciated unequivocally in our Bible, Talmud […]

Orthodox Union Responds to Framework Agreement for Non-Public Schools; Calls on NY Assembly, Senate to Approve

June 23, 2015, by

Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders announced a framework agreement that will allocate an unprecedented $250 million of new funding to the state’s non-public schools for mandated services—the largest amount ever allocated to this program. OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, has historically fought for funding […]