Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Teives 29, 5781, 7:00 PM EST via Zoom

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Dear Rabbis:

Please mark your calendars for the Rabbinical Alliance of America’s Rosh Chodesh Shevat Video Conference which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Teives 29, 5781, 7:00 PM EST via Zoom. Due to the current global health crisis, this conference will be streamed online and recorded at Meeting ID (273 226 8374) Password (igud2021)

The Rosh Chodesh Shevat Conference features a special halacha component and a special guest chomer lidrush speaker. Rabbi Ya’akov Shulman, Menahel of Igud’s Bais Din, will offer a presentation on Business Ethics, specifically the mitzvah to pay workers on time. Rabbi Simcha Hopkovitz, Rav of the Young Israel of Hewlett, will speak about Bikur Cholim. Rabbi Gil Student, Director of Igud’s Halacha Commission, will conduct a special interview with Rabbi Benzion Sommerfeld, the new editor of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society.

Additionally, we are pleased to host Rabbi Eli Mansour, Rav of the Edmund J. Safra Synagogue and famous speaker, who will offer chomer lidrush. Rabbi Mansour will be speaking in memory of Rabbi Abraham B. Hecht, RAA President 1972-2013 and Rabbi of Shaarei Zion in Brooklyn.

Our President, Rabbi Ya’akov Klass, will offer his presidential report.

Please make every effort to join this important Rosh Chodesh Shevat Igud/RAA Conference, as is our custom important topics will be discussed.

Please remember to complete the Gemara you have chosen to learn for our Chai Ellul Annual Siyum HaShas.

On behalf of the Igud/RAA Presidium and of the Beth Din, I extend greetings of Torah.


Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik
Executive Vice-President, Rabbinical Alliance of America