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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

Orthodox Union Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement:

“In response to the decisions announced today by the United States Supreme Court with reference to the issue of legal recognition of same sex marriage, we reiterate the historical position of the Jewish faith, enunciated unequivocally in our Bible, Talmud and Codes, which forbids homosexual relationships and condemns the institutionalization of such relationships as marriages. Our religion is emphatic in defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. Our beliefs in this regard are unalterable. At the same time, we note that Judaism teaches respect for others and we condemn discrimination against individuals.

Read More Posted at June 26, 2015 at 10:15 am
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