By Jeff Leb Governor Cuomo’s most recent budget held good news for Jewish day schools. The Comprehensive Attendance Policy (CAP) and Mandated Services Reimbursement (MSR) payments, long underfunded, are being increased. The governor has proposed the full funding of MSR … Continued
Together with the Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PA CAPE) and other education organizations, the Orthodox Union (OU) honored State Representative and House Education Committee Chairman Paul I. Clymer (R-Bucks) with the Pennsylvania School Choice Champion Award. The ceremony was hosted by PA CAPE, of which the OU is an active member, and took place in Lancaster, Penn.
As Gov. Martin O’Malley has reminded us, “Progress is a choice, and we have important work to accomplish this year.” From a communal perspective, O’Malley’s proposal to expand pre-K across the state, currently being championed in the legislature by Lt. Gov. Brown and sponsored by many of the Jewish community’s key representatives in Annapolis, meets the needs of the community.
In his testimony before the New York State Legislature Joint Committee on the Executive Budget, Jeff Leb, Director of OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, reiterated the organization’s position that all New York school children should be entitled to the same essential services to further their educational growth and ensure their safety—regardless of what type of school they attend.
Join OU Advocacy, the Jewish Leadership Coalition and Agudath Israel of South Florida in Tallahassee on February 19th, 2014. Take advantage of this critical opportunity to meet with our legislators, and explain the impact that expanding the Florida Tax Credit … Continued
The OU joined with other national Jewish organizations (alongside organizations of other faiths) to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of religious business owners challenging a provision of the Affordable Care Act, which requires employer-sponsored health insurance … Continued
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commends Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for introducing Senate Resolution 333, strongly recommending the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq. The OU also recognizes Senators Schumer, Kirk, Cardin, Rubio, Roberts, Kaine, Boxer and Menendez for their co-sponsorship and support for this important Senate Resolution.
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, joined with other national Jewish organizations (alongside organizations of other faiths) urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of religious business owners challenging a provision of the Affordable Care Act, which requires employer-sponsored health insurance plans to provide contraceptive and other women’s health services at no cost.
It’s not because they oppose contraception By Nathan Diament In June 2012, the Orthodox Union brought a dozen Orthodox lay and rabbinical leaders to the White House to meet with President Obama. We knew our time with the president would … Continued
The Orthodox Union (OU) applauds Governor Chris Christie for signing the Joint Purchasing Bill (A-3398/S-3089) into law this week.