OU & RCA Statement on the Passing of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Today, the leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – and the Rabbinical Council of America — a membership body representing 1,000 Orthodox rabbis, issued the following statement with … Continued
Read More Posted at February 15, 2016 at 11:32 am

Orthodox Union Helps Present PA School Choice Champion Award

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, recently joined with the Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PA CAPE) and other education organizations to honor state Rep. Jim … Continued
Read More Posted at February 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Orthodox Union Welcomes Pentagon’s Reversal of Apparent Anti-Semitic Discrimination in Federal Security Clearance Process

The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomes the Pentagon’s reversal of its decision to deny security clearance to Dr. Gershon Pincus due to alleged “divided loyalties” between the U.S. and Israel. The initial denial was a decision made September by the federal Office of Personnel Management.
Read More Posted at January 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

Orthodox Union Praises Introduction of Bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Terror Act into Congress

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of American, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the introduction of the bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Terror Act into Congress by U.S. Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Ted Deutch (D-FL). The bill, which has five Democrat and Republican co-sponsors, would allow Congress to quickly impose sanctions on Iran if the Iranian government commits an act of terror, provides support for terrorist organizations or violates international law by acquiring ballistic missile technology.
Read More Posted at January 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Orthodox Union Expresses Outrage at Apparent Anti-Semitic Discrimination in Federal Security Clearance Process

The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed its outrage at the opposition Dr. Gershon Pincus is facing from the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in his effort to obtain security clearance for his civilian position in the U.S. Navy, as described in The Wall Street Journal.
Read More Posted at December 17, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Advocacy Pays Off for Our Community’s Security

I am excited to share with you that our persistent advocacy efforts in Congress to improve our community’s safety and security are paying off. The Omnibus Appropriations Bill introduced in Congress yesterday included a proposed $20 million appropriation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)—a program that has helped Jewish day schools and shuls across the country improve their security.
Read More Posted at December 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm
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