September 2, 2014 Joining a group of American and European Jewish community leaders, OU Executive Vice Chairman Allen Fagin participated in a roundtable discussion today with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the recent sharp increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric, … Continued
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella, applauds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this year’s allocation of security funds through its Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This year, $13 million has been awarded, with nearly 90 percent of the 186 grants going to Jewish nonprofits. Jewish institutions will use these grants for target hardening and preparedness training to ensure the safety and security of their buildings and communities.
Today, top leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization—met in Washington, DC with leading U.S. Senators and White House officials to urge their ongoing support for Israel and discuss the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe.
OU Advocacy commends the House Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight for convening a hearing for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S.313/H.R.647), and strongly supports the passage of this essential legislation in the 113th Congress. Since its … Continued
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauds today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the “Hobby Lobby” and “Conestoga Wood” cases upholding religious freedom and ruling unconstitutional the Obama Administration’s health care mandate to private employers—requiring them to provide contraceptives and other women’s health services—when the employers’ religious beliefs would be violated by providing such services through their insurance plans.