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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Thanks to its CEO, Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman, Agudath Israel of Illinois enjoys a close relationship with the Chicago Parks District and has collaborated with the district in the past by serving kosher food at some of its programs. The Parks District recently hosted their annual Special Olympic games and invited Rabbi Ehrman and Agudath Read More

Coalitions and partnerships are at the core of Agudath Israel’s mission. The Agudah movement was founded as an historic coalition of Orthodox groups in 1912. In fact, our very name Agudah, literally a “bundle,” refers to disparate groups united by a common cause, tied together by a figurative “string.” This Read More

Down to the Wire

May 26, 2017

Down to The Wire It has been a busy few weeks in Springfield as Illinois lawmakers scramble to beat looming deadlines and advance various bills before the end of the legislative session. Things were especially busy in the Senate which was voting on a package of bills that comprised a long-overdue state budget. In the midst of this flurry of activity,  Agudath Israel worked Read More

Security Matters

May 25, 2017

New York: $10.5 million increase in security funding levels totaling $15 million in 2016 New Jersey: $7.5 million appropriated for security funding in 2016 Ohio: $100k grants to schools and religious institutions Illinois House passes $25 million security fund bill On Monday, the Illinois House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to 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