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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
Agudath Israel is proud to announce Governor Cuomo’s appointment of Mrs. Leah Steinberg, dedicated director of Agudath Israel’s Project LEARN, to the DDAC (Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council). An official announcement of her appointment was made in Albany by the Governor’s Office last week during Agudath Israel’s Mission to Albany. The Read More
In a letter to Ohio Governor John Kasich earlier this week, Rabbi Yitz Frank explained why Agudath Israel could not support two bills that would restrict abortions. Governor Kasich ultimately vetoed one of the provisions and signed the other bill. To read the letter click here:
On Tuesday, December 13, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan came to Baltimore to join the Jewish day school community in celebrating the success of the new BOOST scholarship program. The event, held at Bais Yaakov High School, drew a crowd of close to 700 people, comprised of students from several schools, Read More
On December 8th, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office inaugurated its new CT scanner with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by more than fifty people. The scanner was procured through grants and funds from the LA County Board of Supervisors at the behest of Agudath Israel of California. LA is Read More
National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017) is a positive and enthusiastic celebration of all educational options, including private, religious education. As a longtime supporter of school choice, Agudath Israel of America has been an active participant since the first NSCW and welcomes your participation. Already, more than 18,000 events Read More
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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.
Vice President for Federal Affairs and Washington Director and Counsel, Agudath Israel of America
National Director for State Relations, Agudath Israel of America