Video/Photos: Yeshiva Expo - Beyond our wildest expectations

“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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Yesterday, I attended the White House Chanukah party as a guest of US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Other attendees at the party included Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel’s chairman Mr. Shlomo Werdiger, and several board members. Many people have asked me to name the highlight of the event. Before Read More

Just a few short hours ago, Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Levin zt”l, was laid to rest. During the many hours of eulogies, several speakers used the Talmudic expression, “Woe to the ship that has lost its captain.” In his role as Rosh HaYeshiva (Dean) of Telshe Chicago for nearly 60 years, he was the beloved rebbi 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