OU Applauds 8-1 Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Religious Freedom in the Workplace

June 1, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded today’s 8-1 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court reversing a lower court decision requiring applicants for employment to disclose their religious observance during a hiring interview or anytime during the hiring process.  The high court held today that “an […]

More Than 300 Members of New Jersey Jewish Community Attend Launch of Teach NJS

May 28, 2015, by

More than 300 members of the New Jersey Jewish community attended Wednesday’s launch of Teach NJS, a new initiative of New Jersey Jewish day schools and yeshivas and the OU Advocacy Center to mobilize the community to become more politically engaged, in order to influence and change the way the state of New Jersey funds […]

Los Angeles Syngagoue LINK Joins the Orthodox Union Synagogue Network

May 27, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union has announced that LINK, the Los Angeles Intercommunity Kollel, has been accepted as a new member synagogue, joining hundreds of other synagogues throughout North America that enjoy the benefits of their affiliation with the OU. The announcement followed the approval of the OU’s Synagogue Standards Commission, which acted on the recommendation of […]

Our Way Shabbaton in Monsey for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Congregation Bais Torah in Suffern, June 5-6, Shabbat Parshat Beha’alotcha

May 27, 2015, by

Our Way, the Orthodox Union  program for the deaf and hard of hearing, will present a Shabbaton in Monsey the weekend of Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, Shabbat Parshat Beha’alotcha at Congregation Bais Torah, 89 West Carlton Road. Our Way is dedicated to providing resources, services, and social programming for the Jewish deaf and […]

Orthodox Union’s Rabbi Steven Weil to Present OU Community Weekend in Far Rockaway, May 29-30, Shabbat Parshat Naso

May 26, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present an OU Community Weekend in Far Rockaway with Rabbi Steven Weil, OU senior managing director, at Congregation Kneseth Israel/The White Shul from Friday, May 29, to Saturday, May 30, Shabbat Parshat Naso. The OU member synagogue is located at 728 Empire Avenue. On Saturday […]

OU and UJA-Federation of New York Launch 30-Day Campaign to Push for Passage of Historic Education Tax Credit Bill

May 20, 2015, by

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with the UJA-Federation of New York, is launching a 30-day campaign to push – between now and the end of the New York State Legislative Session – for state legislators to pass the Education Tax Credit bill. Governor Andrew Cuomo reintroduced this legislation […]

6th Graders from Bet Shemesh Climb Massada on Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tiyul

May 20, 2015, by

Like all good tiyulim to Massada, this one began in the middle of the night. More than 50 sixth graders from the Begin Elementary School in Bet Shemesh arrived at their school at 2:00 a.m. on a weekday in mid-May. Each child was accompanied by a parent. The tiyul was arranged by the local OU […]

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