The OU Advocacy Center (OUA) hosted a private meeting on Feb. 12 with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) to discuss a variety of issues important to the American Jewish community including Israel, the rise in global terrorism and anti-Semitism, Iran, and education affordability in non-public schools. Sen. Toomey emphasized the importance of maintaining a strong strategic alliance with Israel and working to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. OU Advocacy Center Executive Director Nathan Diament, in his remarks, spoke about the OUA’s efforts to strengthen federal initiatives such as the Urban Area Security Initiative Nonprofit Homeland Security Grant Program, which provides funding to enhance security for at-risk religious and nonprofit facilities.
The Orthodox Union is the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization; the OU Advocacy Center is the non-partisan public policy arm of the OU and leads its advocacy efforts in Washington, DC and state capitals.