Standing on the steps of City Hall, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, together with a group of elected officials and leaders from faith-based schools, called for the specific inclusion of private and faith-based schools in any universal pre-k (UPK) legislation. Both Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have proposed initiatives for UPK, but neither proposal contains specific language including non-public schools.
Mid-Atlantic Director Karen Barall organized a meeting with Jewish pre-schools of Montgomery and Howard Counties with Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D., Assistant State Superintendent of the Division of Early Childhood Development at the Maryland State Department of Education, to learn more about … Continued
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commends the group of 18 Members of Congress for introducing House Resolution 505, strongly recommending the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq. The bipartisan group of co-sponsors includes Representatives Ros-Lehtinen, Israel, Deutch, Roskam, Nadler, Stivers, Grimm, Lowey, Weber, Chabot, Titus, Franks, Bill Johnson, Peter King, Wolf, Patrick Murphy, Frankel and Schakowsky.
“Keep the pressure on us” and “the personal touch makes all the difference” were the comments the OU Advocacy-Teach NYS delegation from the Five Towns heard consistently from New York State legislators during their advocacy mission to Albany for Jewish day school education this week.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commends the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its recent publication regarding religious garb and grooming in the workplace.
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed concern about the impact President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal could have on the level of charitable giving in America.
On Thursday, OU Advocacy-NJ continued its series of mini-missions to Trenton with constituents from Cherry Hill. The delegation included leaders from local day schools, synagogues and community organizations.
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed its concern regarding the impact that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s recently unveiled tax reform plan could have on the level of charitable giving in America.
Maury Litwack, OU Director of State Political Affairs and Outreach, and Karen Barall, Mid-Atlantic Director for OU Advocacy, met with Maryland Delegate Sheila Hixson in her Annapolis office to discuss support for the legislation to include non-public schools in Maryland’s … Continued
On Sunday morning, February 23rd, Maryland Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown met with a group of Jewish community, synagogue and day school lay leaders who convened for a candidate forum sponsored by the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center.