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OU Urges Supreme Court to Review Case that Seeks End of Discrimination Against Religious Minorities through State Blaine Amendments

December 2, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Florence Doyle v. Taxpayers for Public Education case and strike down “Blaine Amendments” contained in many state constitutions that bar state aid to parochial schools. The Colorado Supreme Court relied on that […]

Orthodox Union Statement Regarding the Syrian Refugees Issue

November 19, 2015, by

Security concerns are real and paramount, Congress & Executive should review and strengthen with a goal of “getting to yes.”   Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement: The heinous attacks in Paris this week demonstrate that ISIS, and other similar militant Islamic terrorist groups, have […]

Former OU President and Chairman Stephen Savitsky to Serve As Scholar-In-Residence in Edison, NJ, 11/20-21, Shabbat Parshat Vayetzei

November 17, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s former President and Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky will be scholar in residence at the Congregation Ohr Torah from Friday, November 20 to Saturday, November 21, Shabbat Parshat Vayetzei. The OU member synagogue is located at 48 Edgemount Road. Friday night Mr. Savitsky will be speaking on the topic “Ten […]

OU Press in Conjunction with Urim Announces ‘Between the Lines of the Bible: Recapturing the Full Meaning of the Biblical Text – Genesis’ by R’ Yitzchak Etshalom

November 16, 2015, by

OU Press announces the publication of Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom’s Between the Lines of the Bible: Recapturing the Full Meaning of the Biblical Text – Genesis, published in conjunction with Urim Publications. This new and expanded edition of the Genesis volume of Rabbi Etshalom’s Between the Lines of the Bible series, presents an opportunity for readers […]

Rabbi Steven Weil Comes to Savannah this Weekend, 11/20-21 Shabbat Parshat Vayetzei

November 16, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present Rabbi Steven Weil, OU senior managing director, to be featured speaker at the Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob Community Kollel Shabbaton in Savannah from Friday, November 20 to Saturday, November 21, Shabbat Parshat Vayetzei. The OU-member synagogue is located at 5444 Abercorn Street. Friday morning […]

Connecting Over Coffee: West Coast NCSY Connect’s “Worldwide Latte & Learning” for Young Professionals in LA, NY and Israel 11/19

November 13, 2015, by

Across the world, week after week, hundreds of Jewish teens flock to their local coffee houses to sip free lattes and to learn Torah from NCSY rabbis and staff in a relaxed and fun setting. NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement, has been presenting the “Latte & Learning” program since its inception in Detroit […]

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