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Hundreds of Rabbis, Synagogue Leaders on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Reject Iran Nuclear Deal

Hundreds of rabbis, synagogue and community leaders from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill today—in the midst of Congress’ debate over the Iran nuclear deal—to call on Congress to reject the bad deal that paves a pathway to a nuclear-armed Iran. The rally was organized by the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA).

Read More Posted at September 9, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Orthodox Union Commends Senator Schumer and Representatives Meng, Rice, Engel, Lowey & Israel for Opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauds Senator Charles Schumer as well as Representatives Grace Meng, Kathleen Rice, Elliot Engel, Nita Lowey, and Steve Israel—all Democrats—for faithfully representing the views of the New York community and publicly opposing the Iran nuclear deal.

Read More Posted at August 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Legislation Assisting Nonprofits with High Energy Costs

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed a comprehensive energy bill yesterday titled “The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015,” which included the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (S.600)—bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and developed in close partnership with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. The comprehensive bill will now move to the full Senate for consideration.

Read More Posted at July 31, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Statement of the Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council Of America; We Have Assessed Proposed Iran Deal and Found it Wanting – Preparing to Mobilize Synagogues Across the U.S.

In the wake of announcements by the government of the United States, its five negotiating partners and the Iranian regime of a deal with regard to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the following statement was issued jointly by the leaderships of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council of America (respectively, the largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization and the largest national rabbinic membership organization nationwide):

Read More Posted at July 15, 2015 at 10:22 am
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