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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

Orthodox Union Welcomes Proposed Security Funding for Nonprofits in Federal Appropriations Bill; Amount is Highest Funding Level for NSGP since 2007

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomes the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, introduced in Congress last night, which includes a $20 million appropriation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP)—a $7 million increase over FY 2015 and the highest funding level for the program since FY 2007.

Read More Posted at December 16, 2015 at 10:36 am
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