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“ABLE Act” Approved by U.S. Senate by a Vote of 76-17; Orthodox Union, Yachad Applaud Passage

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the overwhelming approval of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 76 to 16. The Act was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month by a vote of 404-17.

Read More Posted at December 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

Synagogue Security: OU Advocacy Efforts

As anti-Semitism increases around the globe, OU Advocacy continues to work to ensure the safety and security of our community. OU Advocacy has been at the forefront of this issue for years. This page provides a guideline for Jewish day schools, yeshivas and synagogues about available funding for security.

Read More Posted at December 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Orthodox Union Applauds U.S. House passage of “ABLE Act”

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the passage today of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act of 2014 in the House of Representatives. The bill passed by a vote of 404-17. The OU Advocacy Center, together with Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities—also an agency of the Orthodox Union—has supported the ABLE Act for several years.

Read More Posted at December 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Orthodox Union Statement On Extension Of Negotiations With Iran

The Orthodox Union is concerned about the extension given to the negotiations process between the P5+1 and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons capability, but recognizes that an extension is preferable to signing a bad deal that would endanger Israel and the Middle East. We trust that this extension will enable the negotiators to obtain an agreement that will preclude —now and forever—Iranian nuclear weapons capability.

Read More Posted at November 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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