The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella, applauds the United States Department of Homeland Security for this year’s allocation of security funds through its Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This year, more than $9 million has been awarded, with a significant portion of the 142 grants going to Jewish nonprofits. Jewish institutions will use these grants for target hardening and preparedness training to ensure the safety and security of their buildings and communities.
September 3, 2013 Contact: Roslyn Singer, 212-613-8227 The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, today joined the statement made by the Conference of Presidents regarding potential action against Syria. The OU is … Continued
From the Governor to the State Senate and the Assembly, this November the entire New Jersey political slate will be elected. In addition, the Special Election for United States Senate takes place on October 16th. Come meet your elected officials to discuss the vital importance of educational affordability and demonstrate the strength of the Jewish community to our legislators.
Addressing a crowd of Jewish community, synagogue and day school lay leaders who convened at the Orthodox Union (OU) on Tuesday for its series of forums with the New York City mayoral candidates, former NYC Comptroller and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson discussed his plans for the city.
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, critiqued the ruling of a federal court which upheld the State Department’s refusal to list “Israel” as the country of birth for Americans born in Jerusalem on their United States passports.
On Monday, July 15th, Michelle Twersky, Associate Regional Political Director for OU Advocacy-PA, was given the opportunity to testify before the Pennsylvania House Select Committee on School Safety. In her testimony, Michelle spoke about school safety and security, how nonpublic schools work with local law enforcement (or school districts), and the planning and prevention strategies nonpublic schools employ. She also made some recommendations for the Legislature to take into consideration when acting on the issue of school safety for private schools.
By Hillel Fendel and Chaim Silberstein Originally published in The Jewish Press, September 12, 2012 Once again we see that no matter what happens, Yerushalayim keeps popping up in the center of world events. Just last week, the Democratic Party … Continued
By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz Originally published on the Jewish Journal, October 21, 2012 In religious Jewish communities, the affordability of day schools is one of the most discussed social challenges. Supporting vibrant, successful, viable Jewish day schools is no … Continued
By Bryan Schwartzman Originally published in the Jewish Exponent, August 9, 2012 Kim Decker and her teenage son, Bennett, waited in a packed auditorium last month at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel for the start of an election program that featured … Continued
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU) today expressed its appreciation to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as she announced her resignation from the post to become president of the University of California system.