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
OU Advocacy champions First Amendment guarantees for the religious liberties of individuals and institutions of faith.
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.
Today, the White House made known that President Obama is preparing to issue an Executive Order prohibiting Federal contractors from considering sexual orientation in their employment decisions.
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – welcomed the statement of the Government of Iraq, made through its Ambassador in Washington, DC, of its intention to “extend the period which the [Iraqi Jewish Archive] Exhibit may remain in the United States.”
On May 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway. This case involved the constitutional scope and content of prayers recited at the opening of official government meetings. A … Continued
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.