The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union)–the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization–issued the following statement following last week’s election in the United States:
“The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America extends our congratulations to Joe Biden upon his election as 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris upon her historic election as Vice President.
“With campaigning now over, we look forward to working with all Americans to mend the divisions in our society and bring the country together to overcome the current challenges we face.
“The Orthodox Union looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and his incoming Administration on matters of critical importance to our community, including overcoming the coronavirus and its disruptive impact on our schools, synagogues and other essential parts of our community, keeping the U.S.-Israel relationship strong, thwarting Iran’s malign activities, expanding educational opportunity and choice for all American children, defending America’s ‘first freedom’ of religious liberty and standing against anti-Semitism.
“The Orthodox Union also congratulates the many candidates who were elected and re-elected to the United States Senate and House of Representatives. We look forward to working closely with our bipartisan friends in Congress in the service of our country and to achieve shared priorities and values.”