The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU) today expressed its appreciation to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as she announced her resignation from the post to become president of the University of California system.
Yesterday, the OU Advocacy Center, in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council and other Jewish, Catholic, and Baptist organizations, organized a lobbying mission to Capitol Hill to advocate for federal disaster assistance fairness for houses of worship. The Federal … Continued
Addressing a crowd of Jewish community, synagogue and day school lay leaders who convened at the Orthodox Union for the first meeting in a series of leadership forums with the mayoral candidates, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn agreed to work with the community on the issue of security for non-public schools.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU) today expressed its appreciation to U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.) for their introduction of a bipartisan bill this week—the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013—that … Continued
In reaction to the announcement by Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu appointing Ron Dermer as Israel’s new ambassador to the United States―succeeding Hon. Michael Oren, who recently announced he will step down from that post in September―the following statement was issued by Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s Executive Director for Public Policy:
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the state of Pennsylvania as it nears passage of a bill (SB 10) that increases funding for school safety from $500,000 to $8.5 million.
Register for the Mission The U.S. Senate will be taking action in July on two important bills that have the potential to deliver tens of millions of dollars in disaster relief and energy grants to our synagogues and day schools. … Continued
Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 rulings:
BACKGROUND Introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND), the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act will establish a new pilot program at the U.S. Department of Energy to provide financial grants to non-profit organizations … Continued
On June 25th, Nathan Diament, OU Advocacy Executive Director, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on behalf of the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (S. 717), a bill that would provide financial grants to nonprofit organizations … Continued