Trio of Jewish Groups Calls for Passage of Historic Education Tax Credit Bill

Three major Jewish organizations joined together Monday to push for the passage of New York’s Parental Choice in Education Act. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed legislation would offer tax credits to families sending children to private school and those contributing to scholarship funds for these schools.
Read More Posted at June 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Orthodox Union Expresses Disappointment in Supreme Court Striking Down Jerusalem Passport Law

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed disappointment with this morning’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a law permitting U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to have “Israel” listed as their birthplace in their U.S. passport. The ruling was 6-3 in the case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry.
Read More Posted at June 8, 2015 at 11:34 am

National OU Leaders Meet with U.S. Leaders in DC, Focus on Iran and Key Domestic Concerns

With less than a month remaining until the June 30 deadline for a deal between the U.S. and its allies and the Iranian regime, U.S. Senators and Representatives as well as White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough insisted—throughout Wednesday’s Orthodox Union Leadership Mission in Washington, D.C.—that any deal with Iran must be verifiable and prevent the regime from developing nuclear weapons.
Read More Posted at June 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

OU Advocacy NJ June Mission to Trenton

Please join Teach NJS on our mission to Trenton. The day’s itinerary: We will be in Trenton from 9:30am-2pm, lunch will be provided. We will be meeting with the legislators from your district. We will meet at the State House … Continued
Read More Posted at June 4, 2015 at 10:35 am

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Applauds 8-1 Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Religious Freedom in the Workplace

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded today’s 8-1 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court reversing a lower court decision requiring applicants for employment to disclose their religious observance during a hiring interview or anytime during the hiring process. The high court held today that “an employer may not make a [job] applicant’s religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in employment decisions.”
Read More Posted at June 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

More Than 300 Members of NJ Jewish Community Attend Launch of Teach NJS, Initiative to Mobilize Political Advocacy and Engagement

More than 300 members of the New Jersey Jewish community attended Wednesday’s launch of Teach NJS, a new initiative of New Jersey Jewish day schools and yeshivas and the OU Advocacy Center to mobilize the community to become more politically engaged, in order to influence and change the way the state of New Jersey funds non-public education. Through Teach NJS, the New Jersey Jewish community can “fundamentally change the way they approach politics,” according to Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ.
Read More Posted at May 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Rabbis’ Take on the Tuition Crisis: How You Can Help, by Rabbi Shmuel Marcus and Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern

Everyone asks us, what can be done about the cost of a day-school education? Week after week, the tuition crisis comes to our attention, front and center. Rabbis, couples and concerned members of the community call us, email us and approach us after davening regarding the financial pressures threatening our schools and squeezing our middle-class families.
Read More Posted at May 21, 2015 at 9:26 am

OU Advocacy – Teach NJS Launch Event

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
Read More Posted at May 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm
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