The Year Jewish Education Makes The Grade In Albany

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
Read More Posted at February 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm
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Orthodox Union Joins PA-CAPE to Honor Pennsylvania Representative Paul I. Clymer with School Choice Champion Award

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.
Read More Posted at January 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Expanded pre-K is a Jewish value

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.
Read More Posted at January 30, 2014 at 10:12 am
Jeff Leb, Director of OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, testifies before the NY Joint Committee on the Executive Budget on behalf of Jewish day schools.

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Testimony to NY Joint Committee on Executive Budget: All School Children Entitled to Same Essential Services Regardless of the School they Attend

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.
Read More Posted at January 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm
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The 2014 OU Advocacy / JLC Mission to Tallahassee

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
Read More Posted at January 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Orthodox Union Praises U.S. Senators for Recommending Renegotiation of Iraqi Jewish Archives Scheduled Return to Iraq

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.
Read More Posted at January 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

Orthodox Union Supports Religious Liberty Challenge to Obamacare ‘Contraceptives Mandate’

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.
Read More Posted at January 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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