US Jewish groups demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard

OU, Agudath Israel, and Coalition for Jewish Values write separate pleas to President Trump to allow Pollard to care for his ailing wife.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2019, 5:04 PM

Torah takes the mound at Citi Field

OU brings 29 Torah scholars to annual event at home of the New York Mets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2019, 6:59 PM

OU celebrates 40 years with Shwekey

Orthodox Union’s Israel arm celebrates its 40th anniversary in a gala concert with international singer Yaakov Shwekey, 5,000 attendees.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2019, 10:37 PM

Our intense focus on Torah Education is celebrated, yet it's flawed

Our community's intense focus on Jewish Education is deservedly celebrated, but contains a flaw affecting educational continuity. Moishe Bane, 8/5/2019, 2:20 PM

2,500 Diaspora Jewish teens meet for one night in Israel

Orthodox Union's NCSY brings together 2,500 Jewish teens from US and around the world for a special evening in Raanana.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/23/2019, 2:44 PM

'2,500 Jewish teens prove - we are one nation'

Participants of the variety of OU NCSY summer programs gather to celebrate and rejoiceYoni Kempinski, 7/18/2019, 5:49 AM

New charity to provide kosher food to American Jews in need

Orthodox Union opens Kosher Food Lifeline to provide low-cost or free kosher food to Jews in need around the country.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/17/2019, 2:45 PM

Thousands celebrate Independence Day with OU Israel in Jerusalem

The celebration is the first in a series of events to mark the 40th year of the Orthodox Union’s presence in the State of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2019, 1:06 PM

OU mourns passing of President Bush

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America mourns former President George H.W. Bush.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2018, 10:41 PM

Converso saga brought to Jerusalem stage – in English

Women's Orthodox Union acting group highlights riveting story of Spanish Aguilar family's long road to freedom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2018, 10:46 AM

OU agrees: Separating migrant families 'undermines' US values

Orthodox Union joins Jewish communal letter opposing family separations.JTA, 6/18/2018, 7:59 AM

'We have every single party represented'

Orthodox Union official says his organization unites left and right, hopes US Embassy move will encourage more Jews to visit Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2018, 12:11 PM

OU announces: Previously-parve Pringles may now be dairy

OU warns consumers to check whether the Pringles they buy are dairy, dairy equipment, or parve.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2018, 11:02 AM

OU Israel holds mega event honoring Olim

Over 2,000 revelers celebrate Independence Day at OU event honoring English-speaking Olim. 'I always knew I would make Aliyah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 8:52 PM

Saudi Crown Prince holds first-ever meeting with Jewish leaders

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with heads of Orthodox Union, Reform and Conservative movements.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 9:26 PM

OU commends US House for passing violence prevention act

Orthodox Union applauds US House for passing bipartisan school safety bill funding increased security and violence prevention programs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2018, 6:30 PM

NY Assemblyman rips Sen. Schumer for criticism of Orthodox Jews

Dov Hikind slams Sen. Chuck Schumer for jabs at Orthodox Jews. 'Where is Schumer on BDS? On terrorist apologist Linda Sarsour?' CJV agrees.Tzvi Lev, 2/11/2018, 9:43 PM

The Orthodox Union isolates the final four

The four extreme-left organizations in the OU fold are the end of a trend that once did not have to be discussed, because it was not imaginable. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 2/7/2018, 7:10 AM

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues with women clergy

OU says it won't penalize synagogues that already employ women as clergy, but reaffirms prohibition on hiring women for rabbinic positions.JTA, 2/1/2018, 8:10 AM

OU applauds American veto at Security Council

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America welcomes veto of resolution calling for withdrawal of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2017, 2:07 AM

'Everyone should feel like they belong'

From ASL interpreters to service dogs, Orthodox shuls are trying to be more inclusive.JTA, 11/25/2017, 6:09 PM

Chabad leaders: Report child abuse to secular authorities

Chabad rabbis rule Jewish law permits abusers to be reported directly to non-Jewish authorities, say no reason to ask rabbi first.JTA, 9/20/2017, 1:26 PM

Trump invites Orthodox leaders to holiday call - snubs Reform

President to hold annual pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call with Orthodox leaders, snubs Reform movement reps who pledged to refuse invite.Ron Kampeas and Arutz Sheva, 9/15/2017, 8:07 AM

Live: Tisha B'Av prayer and learning in Jerusalem

Watch live from the OU Israel Center: THE PATH - From Destruction and Despair to Restoration and Repair.OU Israel, 8/1/2017, 9:10 AM

As consumption rises, more companies produce kosher cheese

Here’s why some of America’s top cheese brands are now going kosher.JTA, 7/15/2017, 9:12 PM

Am I a lonely woman of faith?

Those who insist that the Orthodox Union will or must eventually accept women as clergy are not operating within the halakhic parameters of the Orthodox Union. Elizabeth Kratz, 5/28/2017, 7:10 AM

Orthodox Union asks women clergy to change their titles

OU asks synagogues with women 'rabbis' to change their title. The four synagogues refuse to comply. Expulsion considered.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 5/20/2017, 9:06 PM

Orthodox Union starts Chabad-on-campus type program

Rebbetzin 2.0: Young Orthodox women break mold of 'rabbi’s wife' with co-equal role in OU-sponsored college campus initiative.JTA, 4/16/2017, 7:29 AM

US Senator reintroduces bill to cut off funding to PA

Taylor Force Act would make future US financial aid to PA contingent on ending policy of paying life-long stipends to terrorists.Mordechai Sones, 2/28/2017, 8:30 PM

Orthodox Union: Two-state peace model 'stale and illusory'

OU Sends Letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee ahead of David Friedman U.S. Ambassador to Israel confirmation hearing.Mordechai Sones, 2/14/2017, 8:33 PM

OU rabbis: Women may not be rabbis

OU Rabbinic Council rules that the 'broader context of Torah values' dictates that women cannot formally serve as rabbis or clergy.Hillel Fendel, 2/3/2017, 1:42 PM

Orthodox Union praises Trump Supreme Court pick; Reform laments

Reform Movement says Trump's Supreme Court pick's conservative record 'deeply troubling', while Orthodox Union calls choice 'encouraging'.Ron Kampeas, Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2017, 8:11 AM

US: Rules on funding faith groups applied 6 years after proposal

Orthodox Union praises implementation of suggestions from 2010. Faith-based orgs can now funding like private groups.JTA, 4/5/2016, 12:53 PM

Is marijuana kosher? If it's medicine, it doesn't matter

Following the OU’s certification, Canada’s Kashruth Council says medication need not be kosher.Shoshana Miskin, 1/11/2016, 12:14 PM

Orthodox Union Endorses Campaign for Jewish Temple Mount Rights

One of the largest Orthodox Jewish organizations in North America throws its weight behind Temple Institute campaign.Ari Soffer, 6/15/2015, 10:30 AM

Dozens of Synagogue Members' Homes Damaged in Houston Flood

Local and nationwide Jewish organizations are raising funds for the flood-bashed Jewish community of Houston.Hillel Fendel, 5/29/2015, 12:12 AM

American Jewish Organizations Mourn Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

Religious Zionist leader's passing 'leaves a vacuum,' the OU, Young Israel say Monday.Tova Dvorin, 4/20/2015, 9:55 PM

OU 'Adopts' Family of Murdered Druze Officer

Head of the OU in Israel visits family of Zidan Seif, tells them that communities in the United States will commemorate their son's memory.Yishai Karov, 12/1/2014, 2:14 AM

One Word for Six Million Souls

Arutz Sheva radio host's poignant new book memorializing the 6 million Jewish Holocaust victims has caught international attention.Ben Bresky & Josh Hasten, 2/23/2014, 2:22 PM

OU Concerned by Obama’s Backtrack on Iran

Orthodox Jewish group voices concern over Obama’s new policy on Iran.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 5:32 PM

Live from Jeruslem - Tisha B'Av Kinot Presentation

Tune in for the OU Tisha B'Av Kinot Presentation with Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb from the OU Israel Center. Begins at 9 AM Israel Time.Arutz Sheva, 7/16/2013, 8:59 AM

OU Kinnot Webcasts Enrich Tisha B'Av from Jerusalem to Florida

The Orthodox Union has developed an innovative approach to help Jews worldwide interpret kinnot, the elegies recited on Tisha B’Av.Rina Tzvi , 7/8/2013, 1:14 AM

Chabad, Orthodox Union Team Up to Help Tornado Victims

The Chabad Center of Oklahoma has received $15,000 in disaster-relief funds from the Orthodox Union after disastrous tornado. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/28/2013, 9:12 PM

OU Pre-Passover Webcast Provides Answers for the Holiday

The Orthodox Union’s two top rabbis are available to answer questions for its annual pre-Passover webcast, set for March 12 at 2:30 pm EDT. Chana Ya'ar, 3/3/2013, 2:12 PM