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 […]

Yachad Announces Its New Daner Communal Fellows For 2015-16, Program Begins Late July

June 19, 2015, by

Yachad’s Daner Communal Fellowship has selected three outstanding recent college graduates to serve as Fellows for the 2015-2016 programmatic year, beginning in late July. They are Amanda Parker from Englewood, New Jersey, graduate of New York University; Rachel Samuels from Roslyn Heights, New York, graduate of Binghamton University; and Yossi Szpigiel of West Hempstead, New […]

OU Senior Managing Director Rabbi Steven Weil to Lead Community Weekend in Long Branch, NJ, July 10-11, Shabbat Parshat Pinchas

June 18, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present an OU Community Weekend in Long Branch with Rabbi Steven Weil, OU senior managing director, at Congregation Brothers of Israel from Friday, July 10, to Saturday, July 11, Shabbat Parshat Pinchas. Led by Rabbi Nasanayl Braun, the OU member synagogue is located at 250 […]

Orthodox Union Outraged by Attack Against Charleston Church

June 18, 2015, by

Following the horrendous attack that occurred Wednesday night at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – expresses its sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives and their outrage for such a hateful act of […]

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Subcommittee Boost to DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits

June 16, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security for approving a proposal to increase the funding allocation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to $25 million for Fiscal Year 2016. The Orthodox Union was among the groups […]

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