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

OU Advocacy-MD Hosts Second Annual Legislative Breakfast

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
Read More Posted at May 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Orthodox Union and UJA-Federation of New York Launch 30-Day Campaign to Push for Passage of Historic Education Tax Credit Bill

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.
Read More Posted at May 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm
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