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Baltimore Rabbi Chosen as Next Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union

January 29, 2020, by

Rabbi Moshe Hauer Will Succeed Allen Fagin, Who Will Retire Later This Year NEW YORK – Rabbi Moshe Hauer, the senior rabbi of Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation in Baltimore, will become the executive vice president of the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, […]

Orthodox Union’s Impact Accelerator Will Support 4 Innovative Nonprofit Startups

January 21, 2020, by

New Cohort Addresses Poverty, Substance Abuse & Education NEW YORK – OU’s Impact Accelerator, a mentorship program for growth and early-stage funding for Jewish non-profit entrepreneurs and a division of The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has announced its second cohort of four startup ventures. The organizations chosen for this year’s cohort are using innovative […]

Orthodox Union Lauds Gov. Cuomo for Demonstrating Decisive and Effective Action with Release of $45 Million in Funding to Protect Vulnerable Institutions Against Hate Crimes

January 7, 2020, by

OU’s Allen Fagin Joined Gov. Cuomo for the Historic Announcement The Orthodox Union, which represents the nation’s largest network of Orthodox synagogues, lauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for taking decisive and effective action by releasing $45 million in funding allocations to protect at-risk institutions. The $45 million in grant funding is being made available on a statewide basis […]

OU Women’s Initiative Launches Nach Yomi Program “Torat Imecha”

January 6, 2020, by

NEW YORK – The OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union, is launching a new Nach Yomi initiative called “Torat Imecha,” building on the success of the Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi program. Torat Imecha is dedicated by Eta Brandman Klaristenfeld in memory of her aunt Malka Nussbaum, Malka Esther Bat Tzvi Yoseph. Starting […]

OU Commends New Jersey Government Officials for Acting to Protect Nonpublic Schools, Houses of Worship and Nonprofit Organizations

January 3, 2020, by

New York, NY – The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (“OU”), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, has commended the commitment to protecting nonpublic schools, houses of worship, and non-profits, which several of New Jersey’s elected officials have demonstrated in the dramatic wake of rising antisemitic attacks and other acts of domestic […]

Orthodox Union Extends Condolences to the West Freeway Church of Christ

December 30, 2019, by

Group Renews Call For More Aggressive Laws To Fight Domestic Terrorism The Orthodox Union, the largest Orthodox synagogue organization in the United States, sent its condolences to the members of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, TX, on the horrific shooting during prayer services yesterday. “Less than 24 hours after we expressed […]

OU Statement on Heinous Attack on Jews in Monsey, NY

December 29, 2019, by

The Orthodox Union, which represents the nation’s largest network of Orthodox synagogues, expresses its deepest sympathy to the Jewish community of Monsey, NY following the heinous act of terror last night. “With anti-Semitic attacks occurring on a daily basis, we can no longer respond with platitudes. Acts of anti-Semitism must be treated as domestic terrorism, […]