Testimony of Michelle Twersky Before Pennsylvania’s House Select Committee on School Safety

On Monday, July 15th, Michelle Twersky, Associate Regional Political Director for OU Advocacy-PA, was given the opportunity to testify before the Pennsylvania House Select Committee on School Safety. In her testimony, Michelle spoke about school safety and security, how nonpublic schools work with local law enforcement (or school districts), and the planning and prevention strategies nonpublic schools employ. She also made some recommendations for the Legislature to take into consideration when acting on the issue of school safety for private schools.
Read More Posted at July 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

The Democratic Party And Jerusalem: Another Amendment Required

By Hillel Fendel and Chaim Silberstein Originally published in The Jewish Press, September 12, 2012 Once again we see that no matter what happens, Yerushalayim keeps popping up in the center of world events. Just last week, the Democratic Party … Continued
Read More Posted at July 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

OU Advocates in Support of S.1274

Yesterday, the OU Advocacy Center, in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council and other Jewish, Catholic, and Baptist organizations, organized a lobbying mission to Capitol Hill to advocate for federal disaster assistance fairness for houses of worship. The Federal … Continued
Read More Posted at July 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Orthodox Union Wishes “Mazal Tov” to Ron Dermer Upon Appointment as Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.

In reaction to the announcement by Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu appointing Ron Dermer as Israel’s new ambassador to the United States―succeeding Hon. Michael Oren, who recently announced he will step down from that post in September―the following statement was issued by Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s Executive Director for Public Policy:
Read More Posted at July 10, 2013 at 11:20 am
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