Agudath Israel
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With significant state budget cuts looming ahead, local Agudath Israel leaders met with State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to discuss how the cuts will affect the Orthodox community. “Skelos is one of the top three individuals making the decision on the budget,” Rabbi Yonah Feinstein said. “Our concern is the yeshivas and community organizations and these are all constitutionally approved services.” Rabbi Feinstein of Agudat Israel organized a March 6 community breakfast for Skelos. more
Part three in a series on the financing of yeshiva and day school tuition By Malka Eisenberg On the streets, at stores and in offices across the community, parents and grandparents discuss the … more
Agudath Israel gave much assistance and support in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but in turn, was also effected by the storm: its annual convention had to be postponed and Sandy and other events even changed the convention’s theme. more
Children should not only be vaccinated against childhood diseases, but they should also be “vaccinated” against child abuse, according to two Jewish educators, one from New York, one from Los Angeles. A hard-cover children’s book published by Artscroll, and available since January for a minimal fee as an audio downloadable book, and elementary school programs are among the attempts of educators to arm children in an emotional and psychological form of self-defense against potential predators. more
During a intense, two-hour program, close to 100 lawyers absorbed potentially life-saving information at an Agudath Israel symposium entitled “Every Life is a Whole World,” on the … more
Rabbi Yitzchok Frankel, rav of Agudath Israel of the Five Towns in Cedarhurst, called it “a fabulous four days.” “It’s hard to explain till you do it. It’s very exhilarating.” more
On the day preceding the passage of budget resolutions in Albany, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos spoke at a breakfast in Lawrence sponsored by Agudath Israel of America. more
Opinion — Right Angle Issue of Feb. 20, 2009 / 26 Shevat 5769 Anyone who raised an eyebrow at charges that the “Hekhsher Tzedek” kosher-certification initiative … more
Well over one thousand people gathered at the New York Hilton this past Sunday for Agudath Israel of America’s annual dinner. Featuring a long list of speakers and presentations, the Dinner paid tribute to various individuals who have made an impact on the community, as well as powerful messages from political and rabbinic leaders. more
A long, long time ago, when I was much younger, even more foolish and living in California, I used a motorcycle … more
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