FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2010
Contact: Howie Beigelman, Orthodox Union
Comptroller John C. Liu Meets Orthodox Jewish Leadership
Visits Orthodox Union Headquarters; dialogues on the City’s future, Iran divestment & other issues
Today, New York City Comptroller, John C. Liu, visited the Manhattan headquarters of the Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization. There he met with OU lay and professional leaders, synagogue rabbis and community leadership.
This was Mr. Liu’s first chance to dialogue with Orthodox Union leaders and he used the opportunity to discuss the City’s fiscal challenges and how to best prepare for the future. He also updated the leadership on the New York City Pension Funds divestment from companies doing business with Iran.
As well, the Comptroller had the opportunity to learn about the Orthodox Union and the work it performs each day, including the OU Job Board, its 35 affiliated JSU clubs, the JLIC program on college campuses and the OU’s work with some 200 synagogues in the greater New York area.
Rabbi Steven Weil, CEO of the Orthodox Union stated:
“We appreciate a leader of Comptroller Liu’s status joining us and taking the chance to learn more about our community and our priorities. We also appreciated his insight into the City’s future and his leadership on key issues, including divestment from Iran.”
Howie Beigelman, OU Deputy Director of Public Policy stated:
“Comptroller Liu is a crucial voice in the City & State on issues of import and we are pleased to further this relationship with him. We look forward to taking him up on his offer to partner together in the future.”