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Orthodox Union Condemns The Swedish Centre Party’s Decision To Fight Nonmedical Circumcision

October 4, 2019, by

Today, the leadership of the Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed their deep concern over the Swedish Centre Party’s vote to fight the nonmedical circumcision of boys. Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane stated: “The Swedish Centre Party’s decision to promote a ban on religious circumcision is synonymous with calling for the […]

Key State Legislators & Leaders From Nonpublic Schools Across The tate Fete $60 Million in New State Funding at Teach NYS Gala

September 26, 2019, by

NEW YORK –Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union (OU) and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, honored State Sen. Shelley Mayer, and lay leaders Daniel Lowy from Manhattan, and Elizabeth and Joe Braha from Brooklyn, recently at its annual dinner at the Metropolitan West. Key New York […]

Orthodox Union Appoints First General Counsel

September 24, 2019, by

NEW YORK – The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has named highly-regarded New York attorney Rachel Sims as its first General Counsel. She will manage the OU’s legal and compliance work and provide guidance to all departments within the organization.  Sims has nearly […]

Around 2500 Attend Orthodox Union’s Torah New York Day of Learning at Citi Field

September 23, 2019, by

31 CLASSES BY 29 RENOWNED SCHOLARS ADDRESSED TRADITIONAL TOPICS & MODERN ISSUES LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA AND ARTICIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE NEW YORK – Torah took the mound at Citi Field recently as the Orthodox Union (OU) fielded a team of 29 internationally renowned scholars who led classes on a wide array of 31 subjects for around 2,500 […]

Noted Scholar Shani Taragin Will Keynote OU Women’s Initiative’s Weekend Of Inspiration In Teaneck

September 17, 2019, by

NEW YORK – Torah scholar Rabbanit Shani Taragin will keynote the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Women’s Initiative Weekend of Inspiration in Teaneck, addressing the Torah and Haftorah reading of Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Akiva’s Halachic positions related to the holiday and exploring the centrality of Chana in our Rosh Hashana thoughts. Taragin will speak on Shabbos, Sept. […]

Noted Scholar Dina Schoonmaker Will Keynote OU Women’s Intiative’s Weekend of Inspiration in Far Rockaway & Queens

September 17, 2019, by

NEW YORK – Torah scholar Mrs. Dina Schoonmaker will keynote the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Women’s Initiative Weekend of Inspiration in Far Rockaway and Queens, addressing “A Woman’s Approach to Cheshbon Hanefesh and Teshuva.” Her presentation will explore how to develop a practical and empowered attitude towards self-evaluation and improvement without self-condemnation and guilt. Schoonmaker will […]

Orthodox Union Commends Hon. Jason Greenblatt For His Service

September 9, 2019, by

The leadership of the Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement after the announcement of the impending departure of Hon. Jason Greenblatt from The White House staff: The Orthodox Union deeply appreciates the pivotal and impactful role Jason Greenblatt has played over the last few years in strengthening the […]

OU Expresses Gratitude to Those Who Offered Assistance; Sends Prayers for Victims of Hurricane Dorian

September 5, 2019, by

As a community, our collective hearts and minds watched as Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and threatened many East Coast communities. The OU was front and center monitoring the storm and communicating with community leadership to offer any necessary assistance. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Atlanta community who graciously opened their homes to […]

OU Israel Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 5,000 at Shwekey Concert in Rishon L’Tzion

August 30, 2019, by

Yaakov Shwekey concert highlights program for children with special needs & debuts new song dedicated to three boys killed in Gush Etzion RISHON LEZION, Israel – The Orthodox Union’s Israel arm celebrated its 40th anniversary in a gala concert in Live Park featuring international entertainer Yaakov Shwekey. Drawing more than 5,000 Israelis and visitors, the […]

Teach NJ Rejoices as Gov. Murphy Signs STEM Funding Bill

August 29, 2019, by

For the second time in 2019, the Teach NJ organization scored a major legislative victory. On Friday, August 23, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law S. 2660, which creates a grant program to help fund the salaries of public school teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who also teach these subjects […]