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Orthodox Union Applauds 2014 Security Funding

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.

Read More Posted at July 28, 2014 at 11:00 am
Pictured (l to r): OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), OU President Martin Nachimson, and OU Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament

As Israel Battles Hamas, Orthodox Union Leaders Urge Senior U.S. Policymakers to Support Israel; Raise Concern about Resurgent Anti-Semitism in Europe

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.

Read More Posted at July 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Applauds Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Ruling Upholding Religious Liberty in “Obamacare” Mandate

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.

Read More Posted at June 30, 2014 at 10:54 am
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