Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America — the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization — applauded the nomination by President Obama of Mr. Jacob (“Jack”) Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury.
Mr. Lew is the first individual affiliated with the Orthodox Jewish community to hold this position of great responsibility. Mr. Lew has been affiliated and active with two OU member congregations over the past decade — Congregation Beth Shalom in Potomac, Maryland and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in Bronx, New York.
Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament issued the following statement: “We wish Mr. Lew a hearty “Mazal Tov” on his historic nomination and wish him well in the upcoming Senate confirmation process. President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew to this position is a testament to his sterling reputation, and the blessing the Orthodox Jewish community continues to experience living in the United States of America.”
Rabbi Steven Weil, OU Executive Vice President, stated: “We commend President Obama for nominating Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury. Our community takes great pride in his nomination to this position of great responsibility.”
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