Five months ago, a group of day schools and yeshivas met to discuss how to increase government funding to Jewish education. Discussed was the $186 per child that the state currently allocates and the need for a robust and serious … Continued
OU Advocacy-MD hosted its second annual Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, May 17, at the Silver Spring Veterans Plaza. With 250 members of the Jewish community and both state and county legislators at the event, the Legislative Breakfast was the perfect … Continued
OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with the UJA-Federation of New York, is launching a 30-day campaign to push – over the next six weeks – for New York State legislators to pass the Education Tax Credit bill. Governor Andrew Cuomo reintroduced this legislation last week as the Parental Choice in Education Act.
JM in the AM May 19, 2015 Nachum hosted Josh Pruzansky, OU New Jersey Director of Political Affairs and Public Policy live at JM in the AM this morning to highlight the new Teach NJS Initiative that aims to increase government funding … Continued
The Orthodox Union-Teach NYS initiative commended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s renewed call to pass legislation that will provide financial support to New York families educating their children at non-public schools.
Today, 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.
Today, 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.
As the East Coast recovers from a brutally cold winter and turns the corner toward summer, families naturally think of the costs they had to bear to heat their homes and will again face as the mercury rises. And, while most people don’t think about this, the same cost consideration is true for many nonprofit organizations throughout the country.
Today, 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 with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, which is spearheading a coalition of nonprofit groups supporting this legislation.
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, www.ouadvocacy.org/teachnys, is the only web site that covers the full array of government-funded educational programs and services available to students attending private and parochial schools.