OU Advocacy and the Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PA CAPE) congratulate Mrs. Besie Katz, the founder and principal of Politz Hebrew Academy, for being named Primary School Administrator of the Year at PA CAPE’s inaugural Teacher and Administrator of the Year awards ceremony, held today at the Capitol in Harrisburg.
Yesterday, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with leaders of the Cleveland Orthodox Jewish community in downtown Cleveland, Ohio under the auspices of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center.
On May 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway. This case involved the constitutional scope and content of prayers recited at the opening of official government meetings. A … Continued
Today, the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center-Teach NYS, along with partner organizations including Agudath Israel of America, Board of Jewish Education, Bobov Mosdos, Central UTA and United Jewish Organizations (UJO) of Williamsburg, met with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s … Continued
Next week, the U.S. Senate will likely debate energy policy legislation that has the potential to deliver substantial benefits to non-profit organizations, including our community’s schools and shuls. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has “filed cloture” so that the Senate … Continued
New Jersey families are embracing the Special Ed Bill bills introduced recently to the State Assembly and State Senate and resolving to take action to get the legislation passed. Parents with and without children with special needs gathered at the … Continued
On May 1st, more than 100 people attended OU Advocacy-MD’s educational forum with the five candidates running for delegate in Montgomery County District 19. Candidates held a candid conversation with members of the Jewish community about important issues, including busing … Continued
The New Jersey office of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center commended New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg for introducing bill S-2042 this week, which will allow school districts to assign a student with special needs to an accredited special education non-public school program— even if that program is sectarian—as long as the funds are used only for non-sectarian programs and services.
Following Passover, OU Advocacy-NY and its coalition partners are coordinating several Schools in Session meetings between New York State Assembly Members and Senators and Jewish day schools in their districts. Each meeting includes a tour of the school facility for … Continued
The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Orthodox Jewish organizations to defend the constitutionality of the federal tax code’s “parsonage” allowance for clergy in federal court. OU Advocacy joined an amicus brief drafted by the noted attorney Nathan Lewin. The … Continued