VIDEOS: #AgudahLive with Rabbi Haber: Member, Machon Chayim Aruchim

All #AgudahLives episodes below —

Co-hosts Rabbi Schnall and Rabbi Markowitz are joined by Rabbi Haber member Machon Chayim Aruchim. Among other topics, they discuss why Chayim Aruchim was founded, when someone should call, and share stories of how they personally benefited from Chayim Aruchim.

Co-hosts Rabbi Avi Schnall and Rabbi Shai Markowitz meet with Avi Schick, lead attorney in the Yeshiva Education Crisis litigation. Mr. Schick brings them up to date on where the situation is now – after the three lawsuits against the New York State Education Department what are we hoping for from the courts? Is an injunction our goal? And Mr. Schick fills them in on the schools that have already been contacted by the state for upcoming inspections.

Co-hosts R’ Avi Schnall and R’ Shai Markowitz are joined by R’ Abba Cohen Agudah’s Vice President for Government Affairs and Director of the Washington D.C office. Topics covered include the history of the Washington D.C office, how R’ Cohen works with both ends of the political spectrum, and whether politicians actually read the emails you send to their office.

Co-hosts R’ Avi Schnall and R’ Shai Markowitz are joined by R’ Dovid Yosef Thaler to talk about how the Agudah helps people prepare for employment through COPE and PCS. Among other topics, they discuss how COPE and PCS were founded, the various services offered, educational courses available, and the Agudah’s impact on the finances of thousands of families in Klal Yisroel.

Cohosts Rabbi Shai Markowitz and Rabbi Avi Schnall discuss the Torah Projects Division of Agudas Yisroel with Rabbi Labish Becker, Executive Director of Agudath Israel of America. Topics covered: The fascinating origins of Rabbi Yisroel Reisman’s world famous Navi Shiur, the history of the Torah Projects Division including Rabbi Yaakov Bender’s role in its inception, how Torah Projects and advocacy go hand in hand, and the growth of the Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah.

Update from Albany: Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Agudah’s representative in Albany, updates the Agudah Live audience on the new legislative session that just started. Cohosts Rabbi Shai Markowitz and Rabbi Avi Schnall discuss with him Agudah’s activities in the state capital, and get an update on the status of the New York State Education Department’s Substantial Equivalency issue.

Substantial Equivalency: We’ve heard so much about it, and then we heard that maybe it isn’t a problem anymore. Is that true?

Watch this #AgudahLive session, where Rabbi Shai Markowitz and Rabbi Avi Schnall interview Mr. Richard Altabe, Lower Division Principal of Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB).

Spoiler alert: “These are very dangerous times for all Yeshivos in the State of New York, regardless of whether they’re Chassidish Yeshivos, Litvish Yeshivos, Modern Yeshivos, and even Yeshivos representing non-Frum populations.”
 
Watch the full video to hear Mr. Altabe’s perspective, in a perceptive interview from Rabbis Markowitz and Schnall, and you’ll have a better idea of what is really going on in the State of New York.
 

Agudath Israel Exec VP R Chaim Dovid Zwiebel joined R Avi Schnall and R Shai Markowitz for #AgudahLive to discuss the far reaching impact of the NYSED Guidelines for Yeshivos and nonpublic schools.

Agudah Live @ The Agudah Convention – Motzei Shabbos, Pre Keynote

Agudah Live @ The Agudah Convention – Thursday night, Post Keynote

Agudah Live @ The Agudah Convention – Thursday afternoon, Pre Keynote

Back at Camp Agudah #RuachCountry for another episode of Agudah Live.

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 Country is Like No Other Place On Earth!

Watch us LIVE Thursday Night 7:50-9:00 #AgudahLive

As 100’s of parents send their kids off to camp across the country we took #AgudahLive to the bus stop for Ruach Country and had a chance to talk with a few campers and parents for the latest episode of #AgudahLive

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Technology influences nearly every facet of our lives and children today are placed in a digital playground, often without instructions and supervision.

The Digital Citizenship Project was designed to empower parents, teachers and students to maximize the benefits of technology by understanding and avoiding its inherent dangers.

For the most recent episode of #AgudahLive we sat down with Dr Eli Shapiro to hear his “Parent Strategies” on “what we can do now” to help build stronger and more meaningful relationships in our family despite the digital playground that we are in.

You can watch Dr. Eli Shapiro’s presentation at the 2017 Agudah Convention here
For more information and detailed articles from The Digital Citizenship Project click here

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With less than a week to the 2017 legislative session, Agudath Israel is thrilled to share several significant successes in our advocacy for Yeshivos.

For the most recent episode of #AgudahLive we sat down with Rabbi Yeruchim Silber to discuss the impact these successes have on tuition paying parents.

Building on 70 years of Advocacy & Billions of Dollars to Our Yeshivos.
Below you will find the “Agudah 2017 Advocacy Scorecard” with a detailed description of the most significant wins from this year’s NYS Advocacy for Yeshivos.

Download (PDF, 5.03MB)

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A CNN program depicted Israeli chareidim as a threat to the country, as potentially doing to Israel what the mullahs did to Iran.  A New Jersey blog and radio station falsely asserted that 1,200 Orthodox Jews had signed a petition opposing the mall, on the grounds, among other things, that it might include stores owned “by goyim.”

For the most recent episode of #AgudahLive we sat down with Rabbi Avi Shafran to receive some advice and understanding on this issue.

Additional articles from Rabbi Avi Shafran discussing this issue:

Open Season on the Orthodox
The Jews’ Jews
Black Hats Don’t Always Mean Bad Guys
Seeding the Right Cloud

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Recently, Agudath Israel of America filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Jersey against the Township of Jackson, New Jersey, challenging new Jackson zoning regulations, asserting that they are intended to prevent Orthodox Jews from opening schools or dormitories in Jackson. The suit alleges… READ MORE HERE

For the most recent episode of #AgudahLive we sat down with Rabbi Zwiebel and asked him some candid and pointed questions on the the lawsuit and a Jew’s place in galus.

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Agudah Live in Washington DC featuring Rephael Zucker, Chairman, New Jersey Board of Directors, Member, National Board of Trustees [Click here if you are unable to view this video.]

Agudah Live in Washington DC featuring Leon Goldenberg, Host, Community Matters, Member, National Board of Trustees [Click here if you are unable to view this video.]

Agudah Live in Washington DC featuring Reuven Stein, Tennessee State Representative [Click here if you are unable to view this video.]

Agudah Live in Washington DC featuring Nechemiah Hoch, Board Member, Lefkowitz Leadership Initiative  [Click here if you are unable to view this video.]

Join us for a special [Shushan] Purim Edition of Agudah Live featuring Eliyahu Metz of Far Rockaway [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Informative interview with Rabbi Yaakov Bender to discuss and elaborate on his recent article that has touched on a sensitive topic. Some practical ideas for the Reb Yisroels and feedback. [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Appointment of Rabbi Yeruchim Silber as Director of NY Government Relations [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Rabbi Shimon Newmark of Camp Agudah [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Latest announcement from The Agudah hosted by Rabbi Avi Schnall and Rabbi Shai Markowitz (not to be confused) with special guest Reb Shia Markowitz [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Special Inaguration Interview with Rabbi Zwiebel [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Convention 2016 #AgudahLive Motzei Shabbos 2 [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Convention 2016 #AgudahLive Motzei Shabbos 1 [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]

Convention 2016 #AgudahLive Thursday Night [Click Here if you are unable to view this video.]