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 […]

OU Presents Queens-LI Rebbetzins Conference on OCD in the Jewish Community, May 3 in Kew Gardens Hills

April 23, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present a program for Queens and Long Island rebbetzins, “Acknowledging OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder): Religious Responsibility or Dysfunctional Disability,” at Congregation Nachlas Yitzchok (Rabbi Oelbaum’s Shul), 141-43 73rd Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills on Sunday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The presenter […]

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS and Yachad Launch Online Education Resource of Govt-Funded Programs for NY Private School Parents

April 22, 2015, by

           OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with Yachad, the flagship program of the OU’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, has launched an online education resource for parents in New York State. The Parent Education Resource Center,, is the only web site that covers the […]

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