Orthodox Union Calls on Governor Wolf to Release Education Tax Credits

Contact: Aaron Troodler 267-209-0990 The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, today called on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to immediately authorize the release of the approval letters relating to the Educational … Continued
Read More Posted at November 30, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Orthodox Union – Teach NYS Hails Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council for New Security Funding in Nonpublic Schools and Thanks Council Member David Greenfield for Tireless Advocacy

Today the Orthodox Union-Teach NYS commended Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Member David Greenfield, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on an agreement to expand security for City schoolchildren by funding security guards at nonpublic schools. The agreement caps more than two years of grassroots advocacy by the Orthodox Union - Teach NYS urging the City to better protect all its students.
Read More Posted at November 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst authored and circulated this Open Letter to President Obama about the murder of Ezra Schwartz:   To the Honorable President Barack H. Obama: The life of a young American teenager has, tragically, been … Continued
Read More Posted at November 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Orthodox Union Mourns Loss of Ezra Schwartz and Other Terror Victims

Our hearts are broken. We in the American Orthodox Jewish community have felt deep grief with each and every terrorist attack on innocent Israelis these last two months. But today, we mourn the loss of Ezra Schwartz—an 18-year old who was in Israel for a post high school year of study and service—a coming of age rite that pervades our community.
Read More Posted at November 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

Orthodox Union Statement regarding the Syrian Refugees Issue; “Security Concerns are Real and Paramount, Congress and Executive Should Review and Strengthen — with a Goal of ‘Getting to Yes’”

The heinous attacks in Paris this week demonstrate that ISIS, and other similar militant Islamic terrorist groups, have both the desire and means to strike terror in the capitals of the Western world. Clearly, this must impact the manner in which the United States considers the acceptance of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries in the Middle East.
Read More Posted at November 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

Orthodox Union On Deadly Attacks In Paris

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement following the horrific attacks in Paris on Friday evening, November 13, which killed at least 129 people and left more than … Continued
Read More Posted at November 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Teaneck School Board Candidates Forum

Come and meet the candidates running for the Teaneck School Board and hear their stance on the importance of a strong public school system, property taxes, special education and busing for eligible students. These are only a few of the topics that will be discussed that evening.
Read More Posted at October 23, 2015 at 11:51 am

Orthodox Union Applauds Unanimous Approval by House Foreign Affairs Committee of Resolution Condemning Incitement within Palestinian Authority

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the unanimous approval by the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs of H. Res. 293, a bipartisan resolution that expresses “strong condemnation” of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority.
Read More Posted at October 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Orthodox Union Condemns UNESCO Proposal Seeking to Reclassify Western Wall as Muslim Site

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, condemned the draft UNESCO resolution that seeks to declare that the Western Wall in Jerusalem—one of Judaism’s holiest sites—belongs to the al-Aksa Mosque compound and should be declared a Muslim site.
Read More Posted at October 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm
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