As part of an effort to enhance the ability of Orthodox pulpits Rabbis to properly engage in advocacy on behalf of their community’s needs, OU Advocacy officially launched its National Rabbinical Advocacy Network yesterday in Washington DC. As part of the launch, a small group of Rabbinic leaders came together in our nation’s capital to discuss the opportunities this new initiative has to offer and engage in high level meetings with Senators, Congressmen and members of the Administration. Members of the National Rabbinical Advocacy Network include Rabbis from major Orthodox synagogues in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina and Ohio.
Earlier this year, the OU Advocacy Center, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and congressional allies, secured a $13 million allocation in the FY2014 federal budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Nonprofit … Continued
On Monday March 10, 2014, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (Yachad) collaborated with the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center (OUA) to lobby on behalf of the TEAM Act. Over 60 Yachad participants and their staff arrived in Washington late Sunday night to receive training from OUA staff on how to effectively lobby for the proposed legislation and then headed to Capitol Hill on Monday morning for a briefing by OUA staff, tours of the Capitol and meetings with legislative offices.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commends the group of 18 Members of Congress for introducing House Resolution 505, strongly recommending the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq. The bipartisan group of co-sponsors includes Representatives Ros-Lehtinen, Israel, Deutch, Roskam, Nadler, Stivers, Grimm, Lowey, Weber, Chabot, Titus, Franks, Bill Johnson, Peter King, Wolf, Patrick Murphy, Frankel and Schakowsky.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commends the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its recent publication regarding religious garb and grooming in the workplace.