Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the United States House of Representatives for passing H.Res.707, “condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events in the Middle East or elsewhere.”
House Bill 1207 will improve the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs and make a significant difference to our children and families.
September 2, 2014 Joining a group of American and European Jewish community leaders, OU Executive Vice Chairman Allen Fagin participated in a roundtable discussion today with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the recent sharp increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric, … Continued
OU Advocacy-PA has launched the Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit Coalition, bringing together organizations within the Commonwealth that work to ensure the ongoing funding of Pennsylvania’s tax credit tax programs.
OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, congratulates the Alef Bet Montessori School for receiving one of Maryland’s Pre-kindergarten Expansion Grants for the 2014-2015 school year, in the amount of $112,000. Alef Bet’s pre-K program is one of only three such programs in Montgomery County to be awarded a grant and one of only 24 such programs throughout the state to receive a grant.
The Orthodox Union applauds New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that he will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day solidarity mission. New York State Senate Majority Co-Leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos as well as State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor on the trip to show support for Israel and the Israeli people.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives today for unanimously passing a bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas’ use of civilians as human shields and reaffirming Israel’s right to self-defense.
The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Jewish organizations on the issue of whether an American citizen who was born in Israel may identify his place of birth as "Israel", rather than "Jerusalem, Israel" on his passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella, applauds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this year’s allocation of security funds through its Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This year, $13 million has been awarded, with nearly 90 percent of the 186 grants going to Jewish nonprofits. Jewish institutions will use these grants for target hardening and preparedness training to ensure the safety and security of their buildings and communities.
Today, top leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization—met in Washington, DC with leading U.S. Senators and White House officials to urge their ongoing support for Israel and discuss the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe.