Young Israel of Deerfield Beach Joins the OU Synagogue Network

May 13, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union has announced that Young Israel of Deerfield Beach 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 the […]

OU-Teach NYS Commends Governor Cuomo’s Call to Pass Parental Choice in Education Act

May 12, 2015, by

    The Orthodox Union-Teach NYS initiative commended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s renewed call to pass legislation that will provide financial support to New York families educating their children at non-public schools. At a rally in Long Island this morning, Governor Cuomo, joined by religious and community leaders and students, introduced the Parental Choice in Education […]

OU Applauds Senate Passage of Iran Deal Oversight Bill

May 7, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization in the nation, applauded the Senate’s passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, a bill designed to guarantee congressional review of any final agreement reached with Iran regarding that country’s nuclear weapons program. “This legislation ensures essential oversight […]

Parents, Educators and Advocates Rally for Pre-K Choice

May 6, 2015, by

This morning in Brooklyn’s Owl’s Head Park, the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center- Teach NYS Initiative, Parents for Pre-K Choice, Council Member David G. Greenfield (D-44) and community leaders from across New York City joined together to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to ensure all families have the option to send their children to half-day […]

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Urges Parents, Educators, and Advocates to Attend Pre-K Choice Rally in Brooklyn, Wednesday, May 6

May 5, 2015, by

Who: Parents, advocates and educators from across New York City What: Rally for Pre-K choice Where: Owls Head Park, 68th street and Colonial Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn When: Wednesday, May 6th 2015 at 9:30 AM Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 6 a group of Pre-K parents, education advocates and school leaders will gather to call on Mayor Bill de […]

OU Applauds Florida Federal Court Ruling Requiring Kosher Food in Prisons

May 5, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the decision of a Florida federal district court mandating that kosher food be served in Florida state prisons. The Orthodox Union (OU), together with other leading Orthodox Jewish organizations, had previously filed a “friend of the court” brief in the […]

OU’s Rabbi Weil to Present OU Community Weekend at Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison, May 15-16, Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai

May 4, 2015, by

Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will present an OU Community Weekend at Congregation Ohr Torah from Friday, May 15 to Saturday, May 16, Shabbat Parshiot Behar-Bechukotai. The OU member synagogue is located at 48 Edgemont Road. On Saturday morning, Rabbi Weil will deliver his sermon following the Mussaf service on […]

U.S. Senate Committee Takes Step Toward Aiding Nonprofits Tackle Energy Costs; Companion Legislation Introduced Today in House

April 30, 2015, by

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on several pieces of legislation designed to increase and support energy efficiency in the United States. Among the bills considered was the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (S.600)—bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and developed in close partnership […]

At the OU’s 5th International Jewish Communities Home and Job Relocation Fair in New York, American and Israeli Destinations Said in Unison: Welcome Home!

April 30, 2015, by

Stephen Steiner is Director of Public Relations at the Orthodox Union. Photos by Meir Kruter. Design by Atara Arbesfeld. Americans tend to move a lot. Proof of this state of affairs was evident on Sunday, April 26, when on a cool and sunny spring day, almost 2,000 people from the New York Metropolitan area, spanning […]