Three Pennsylvania Jewish Day Schools Receive Grants To Hire School Police Officer

OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, congratulates Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia, Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and the Silver Academy in Harrisburg for receiving a School Police Officer Grant for the 2014-15 school year. Each school will receive $40,000 that they can use to hire a security officer.
Read More Posted at November 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Orthodox Union Praises Decision of US Court of Appeals Dismissing Challenge to Parsonage Allowance

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing a challenge to the law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances. The Court said that the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the organization behind the lawsuit, did not have the standing to challenge the law.
Read More Posted at November 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Election 2014: What It Means for Jewish Education, by Maury Litwack

The sweeping and surprising electoral results from last week’s election transformed the makeup of the U.S. Senate, overturned several gubernatorial races and introduced entire ideological shifts in state legislatures. People and pundits throughout the country are debating the factors that led to the Republican sweep, including economic issues and the President’s popularity, or lack thereof. What isn’t being discussed, however, is the impact this election will have on future funding for Jewish education.
Read More Posted at November 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Election 2014: OU Advocacy Analysis

With the election results in and all the races decided, OU Advocacy provides you with our analysis of the elections and how they impact the issues we work on for the Jewish community. Federal The midterm elections delivered control of … Continued
Read More Posted at November 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Applauds New York Voters’ Approval of Smart Schools Bond Act

Following a full-scale Get Out the Vote campaign urging the New York Jewish community to vote yes for the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS applauds the voters’ choice to pass the referendum, which can provide up to $32 million to New York Jewish day schools and yeshivas for technology equipment and upgrades.
Read More Posted at November 5, 2014 at 9:07 am
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