PHOTOS & VIDEO BELOW - Mission to Albany: Agudath Israel Advocates for Education Tax Credits and Security Funding for Yeshivos

With a vote on budgetary issues at the NY State Legislature slated for the end of the month, representatives of Agudath Israel of America together with about 50 delegates from all parts of the state converged upon Albany to advocate for increased funding for yeshivas, as well as for culturally Read More

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In the closing days of the New York State legislative session late last month, among a flurry of last minute bills passed, was one that will clearly allow Batei Dinim (Rabbinical Courts) to operate on Sundays. Introduced by Senator Simcha Felder in the Senate, and in the Assembly by Assemblymembers Michael Simanowitz, Read More

It took a government shutdown in New Jersey and two years (and a last minute hazmat scare) in Illinois, but finally, both states passed an operating budget. While Agudath Israel doesn’t take positions on many of the thorny issues at the center of any budget debate, our directors worked tirelessly Read More

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212.797.9000
646.254.1600
42 Broadway 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
staterelations@agudathisrael.org
Mission Statement

Through its national Office of Government Affairs, its full-time Washington Office, and its regional chapters throughout the nation, Agudath Israel frequently takes advocacy positions before federal, state and local governmental bodies. In so doing, Agudath Israel seeks to protect the rights and advance the interests of observant Jews and their growing network of educational and religious institutions; and to offer a uniquely Orthodox Jewish perspective on contemporary issues of public concern.
The concerns that have elicited Agudath Israel's attention over the past several years can be loosely categorized under four main headings: (1) protecting and advancing religious and civil rights; (2) promoting the interests of religiously affiliated schools and their parent and student bodies; (3) commenting on contemporary social, moral and family issues; and (4) addressing Jewish needs on the international scene, in Israel and in lands of oppression across the globe.

Key People

Rabbi Abba Cohen

Vice President for Federal Affairs and Washington Director and Counsel, Agudath Israel of America

Rabbi A.D. Motzen

National Director for State Relations, Agudath Israel of America