An odious message

An odious message

Aug 18, 2017

As a grandson of Holocaust survivors, I found it frightening to begin the week, seeing images of neo-Nazis marching on the streets of America. I was hoping that by week’s end I would be comforted somewhat, knowing that our elected leaders and all upstanding citizens unequivocally repudiate all forms of racial Read More

In Mahwah: Fear Trumping Facts?

OP-ED FEATURED IN ASBURY PARK PRESS THURSDAY, AUG. 17TH Recent developments in the New Jersey town of Mahwah should trouble not just Jewish Americans, but every American of good will. Only the most irascible curmudgeon would be bothered by unobtrusive plastic pipes attached to neighborhood utility poles and connected to Read More

Letter: Low-income students deserve school choice

LETTER TO EDITOR PRINTED IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE MON. AUGUST 14TH During the campaign, Gov. Bruce Rauner said that if we don’t get education right, “nothing else matters.” He was absolutely right. And now state lawmakers have the chance to provide parents with a choice and students with a chance by Read More

VIDEOS: #AgudahLive – LIVE from Ruach Country!

All #AgudahLives episodes below — Join us tonight as we LIVESTREAM from Camp Agudah to hear and see the latest sights and sounds from #RuachCountry… interviews with campers and staff + live singing of winning (and losing) Alma Mater from Color War 2017. Tune in to find out why Ruach Read More

VIDEO: Parshas Reeh 5777- Rabbi Labish Becker


Aug 17, 2017

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a large group of white supremacists marched and chanted against Jews, blacks and others; their opponents protested; and a man ran his car into a crowd of the protesters, killing a young woman and injuring many other people, have, as you likely know, Read More

Agudath Israel Lauds Governor Cuomo’s Signing of Bomb Threat Bill

Agudath Israel of America commends New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his signing of legislation today allowing prosecutors to increase penalties for those who make bomb threats against community centers. The legislation, sponsored in the State Senate by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan and in the Assembly by Assemblywoman Amy Read More

We dare not be silent

This week’s newsletter goes coast to coast, and everywhere in between. In a report from the West Coast, our California chairman discusses security funding, and on the other side of the country, our Florida director chimed in on a disturbing zoning lawsuit in Boca Raton, Florida where “we dare not Read More

Agudath Israel of California Working Closely with State Officials to Expand Security Funding for Jewish Schools
Agudath Israel Joins Court Battle Supporting Florida Chabad Synagogue

Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, jointly filed an amicus curiae brief on Aug. 4 with leading Orthodox Jewish organizations in support of Chabad of East Boca Raton. Agudath Israel joined Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America in submitting a brief written Read More