Schools in Session meetings continued this week as the staff of OU Advocacy-NY visited four different day schools throughout New York State.
Addressing a group of Jewish community, synagogue and day school lay leaders who gathered for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s first meeting in a series of leadership forums with the Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz pledged her support for the state’s educational tax credit programs that support Jewish day school scholarships.
On Friday, December 6, more than 20 teens, who were in Harrisburg, PA, for NCSY’s Mid-Atlantic regional convention, visited the Pennsylvania state house and lobbied for anti-bullying legislation at a meeting with State Representative Patty Kim. The teens had a … Continued
Several members of OU leadership attended the annual Hanukkah reception hosted by President Obama and the First Lady. During his talk, the President spoke about the pursuit of peace, giving thanks for miracles and the hope of freedom over tyranny.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU) expressed its disappointment at the vandalizing of the menorah in front of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah on Sunday. Three branches of the menorah were ripped off its left side and dropped in front of the Chabad House in Salt Lake City.
The Orthodox Union (OU) Advocacy Center again praised New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo for his “zero tolerance” policy on anti-Semitism. The governor reiterated this policy in response to the spate of anti-Semitic activities taking place within the Pine Bush School District.
Today, in response to the agreement reached over the weekend by the "P5+1" and Iranian regime, the following statement was issued by Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
On Tuesday, the OU Advocacy Center co-sponsored a 5,000-person rally for tuition affordability at the Westchester County Center. Attended by both New York State legislators as well as several of the area’s Jewish day schools, the rally was the second … Continued
The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s New York office has launched Schools in Session: Engaging Parents and Legislators in Jewish Education, a new initiative that connects Jewish day school parents and leaders throughout New York State with their elected officials to … Continued
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, joined more than 200 nonprofit and charitable sector leaders on Capitol Hill for “Protect Giving Day.” Participants met with members of Congress to urge them to protect the charitable deduction— a tax policy that encourages charitable donations that help support critical programs and services on which millions of Americans rely every day.