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“Beyond our wildest dreams and expectations.” – Rabbi Nissan Gewirtzman, President, Yeshiva Consulting Services “An event like this… we are amazed and impressed at what Agudah has done and continues to do.” – Rabbi Shmuel Kutten, Assistant to the Executive Director, Torah Vodaath “Professional, and more importantly, useful!” – Yeshiva Read More

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On Friday, September 14th, Agudath Israel’s Ohio director Rabbi Yitz Frank provided invited testimony to the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the topic of school funding and civil rights. While the testimony was focused on Ohio’s school funding system, Rabbi Frank made the argument Read More

As in past years, Agudath Israel of America’s Washington Office has worked closely with agencies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help avoid potential problems for travelers carrying arba minim. Both the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have notified their respective field personnel about the upcoming Sukkos Read More

Agudath Israel of America congratulates all the winners in last night’s New York primaries. We salute as well all who competed as win or lose each candidate is playing an important role in the democratic process. We are fortunate to live in a thriving democracy where at least one day a Read More

“Sorry, I have a call with the president of the United States at that time!” I’ve always wanted to use that excuse and yesterday I was finally able to do so. Although there were hundreds of others rabbis and Jewish leaders on the conference call, including many of my Agudath Read More

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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