Homeland Security

OU Advocacy works with federal policymakers to strengthen the security and safety of our community’s synagogues and day schools.

Nonprofit Security Grants Effort for 2015 Underway

The OU Advocacy Center is working with our allies in Congress and key coalition partners to obtain funding for the federal Nonprofit Security Grants Program (“NSGP”) that delivers important assistance to so many of our community’s shuls and schools.
Read More Posted at May 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

OU Advocacy 2014 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Webinar

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
Read More Posted at March 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Orthodox Union Welcomes 2014 Federal Appropriation of $13 Million Security Funding for Nonprofits

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomes the U.S. Congress’ 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which includes a $13 million appropriation for the Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP). Religious institutions and other nonprofits will use these grants for target hardening and preparedness training to ensure the safety and security of their buildings and communities. The House of Representatives passed the measure Wednesday and the Senate is expected to act swiftly to do the same.
Read More Posted at January 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

Testimony of Michelle Twersky Before Pennsylvania’s House Select Committee on School Safety

On Monday, July 15th, Michelle Twersky, Associate Regional Political Director for OU Advocacy-PA, was given the opportunity to testify before the Pennsylvania House Select Committee on School Safety. In her testimony, Michelle spoke about school safety and security, how nonpublic schools work with local law enforcement (or school districts), and the planning and prevention strategies nonpublic schools employ. She also made some recommendations for the Legislature to take into consideration when acting on the issue of school safety for private schools.
Read More Posted at July 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

Nonproft Security Grant Application Deadline: June 10th

In the wake of September 11th and explicit terror threats against Jewish institutions, the OU Advocacy Center joined with the Jewish Federations of North America and other Jewish community groups to spearhead the creation of the Nonprofit Security Grant Program … Continued
Read More Posted at June 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm
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