OU Welcomes Half-Day UPK Pledge from NYC Mayor de Blasio; Seeks Clarification on UPK for Jewish Day Schools

December 3, 2014, by

This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to release a new Request for Proposals (RFP) through which schools may seek government funding for half-day Universal Pre-K (UPK) programs. The Orthodox Union welcomes the half-day program proposal as a constructive first step by the Mayor in creating more opportunities for participation in UPK. However, […]

Orthodox Union Rejects Incendiary Rhetoric

November 25, 2014, by

Today, the leadership of the Orthodox Union issued the following statement: We join in the outrage expressed throughout the Jewish community—and by people of good will everywhere—in reaction to the heinous murders committed last week by Palestinian terrorists in a Jerusalem synagogue. We share in collective anguish as our rabbis and teachers, teenagers, innocent women […]

OU Statement On Extension of Negotiations with Iran

November 24, 2014, by

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement in response to the extension reached in Vienna between the “P5+1” and the Iranian regime: “The Orthodox Union is concerned about the extension given to the negotiations process between the P5+1 and Iran […]

OU Convention to Focus on Global Jewish Unity, December 26-28 in Tarrytown, NY

November 20, 2014, by

Deeply understanding the issues facing the worldwide Jewish community and how we can work towards global Jewish unity is the focus of this year’s Orthodox Union Convention, taking place Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28 at the DoubleTree Tarrytown Hotel in Tarrytown, New York. “After war broke out in Israel this summer and the […]

OU and RCA Condemn Terror Attack in Jerusalem: “All Synagogues Desecrated Today”

November 18, 2014, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, together with the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), condemns the terror attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem this morning that killed four rabbis. The OU and RCA leadership stated: “We absolutely condemn — and call upon all people of […]