19 Years Young, Agudath Israel of America’s Expanded Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah Opens with Inspiring Sunday Program

It was an extraordinary start for Agudath Israel of America’s 19th Annual Yarchei Kallah, with hundreds of people from all over the world participating in back to back events on Sunday, a prelude to the four day intense learning program that has significantly grown with every passing year. The Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah, the Agudah’s Torah Projects Commission’s most eagerly anticipated Read More

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Agudath Israel of America Congratulates Rabbi Yehiel Kalish on his Appointment to Illinois House of Representatives
WATCH: Yarchei Kallah Broadcast at Lederman Shul with participation from R’ Chaim Kanievsky 12:45 PM
Race to the finish(on)line

It was time for round two. The date: January 15, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. The prize: Scholarships for private school tuition worth up to $13,366 per child. In a warehouse in Chicago, 500 computer stations were occupied with anxious mothers and fathers, many of them reciting prayers while waiting for Read More

National School Choice Week 2019

National School Choice Week (NCSW), which will be held from January 20 to January 26, 2019, is a positive and enthusiastic celebration of all educational options, including private, religious education. Agudath Israel has co-sponsored many NSCW events over the years and encouraged Jewish schools and community members to host or Read More

Record education funding in Maryland budget proposal

One day after being sworn-in as only the second two-term GOP governor in Maryland’s 230-year history, Governor Larry Hogan presented his operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020. True to his word, the Governor provided record allocation increases for all areas of education, including K-12 public school funding  and the vital Read More

Out of the ashes

Out of the ashes

Jan 18, 2019

This week’s newsletter includes executive budget updates from New York and Maryland. Thankfully, both governors included significant funding for nonpublic school students. In advance of National School Choice Week (see more here), Rabbi Soroka provided an exciting update on the communal effort to apply for millions of scholarship dollars in Read More

WATCH: The Yom HaShishi Series: featuring Rabbi Daniel Glatstein
YAFFED Lawsuit Dismissed; Concerns Over State Ed Guidance Remain

In what some are celebrating as a victory for yeshivos, a federal judge dismissed on Wednesday a lawsuit filed by YAFFED, which attempted to overturn the Felder Amendment to Education Law Section 3204. The court threw out the case because YAFFED had no standing, meaning YAFFED could not challenge the Read More