As part of an effort to enhance the ability of Orthodox pulpits Rabbis to properly engage in advocacy on behalf of their communities, OU Advocacy officially launched its National Rabbinical Advocacy Network yesterday in Washington DC. As part of the launch, a group of Rabbinic leaders came together in our nation’s capital to discuss the opportunities this new initiative has to offer and engage in high level meetings with Senators, Congressmen and members of the Administration. Members of the National Rabbinical Advocacy Network include Rabbis from major Orthodox synagogues in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina and Ohio.
Rabbi Michael Davies of Charleston, South Carolina stated, “The inaugural meeting of the OU National Rabbinical Advocacy Network created an excellent foundation for the critical work we hope to accomplish together. I am very excited about being a part of this group.”
The OU looks forward to building on the success of Wednesday’s launch by extending invitations to more rabbinic leaders over the next several months.