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.”
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.
Hundreds of parents and children from Jewish, Catholic, Muslim and other non-public schools joined together today on the steps of City Hall with dozens of City Council members to demonstrate that all schoolchildren—public and non-public alike—deserve to be safe at school.
OU Advocacy’s top priority locally: Busing for parochial school students by Melissa Apter May 20, 2015 Community advocates who gathered Sunday for the annual Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s Maryland Legislative Breakfast to lay out their legislative priorities for the coming … Continued
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.
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.