Rabbis Talk Torah, Israel and Safety at Rabbinical Alliance of America Rosh Chodesh Kislev Conference

The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim discussed timely and timeless issues at its Rosh Chodesh Kislev Conference on November 23, 2022, at Khilah Marine Park, where the illustrious Rabbi Baruch Pesach Mendelson serves as rabbi. The theme of the Rosh Chodesh conference was how to increase adult Talmud Torah, an area where the community enjoys success but always looks for ways to improve. Additionally, the convened group discussed pressing matters, including support of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, safety of New York City’s Jewish community, and terror attacks in Israel. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Friends Family and Colleagues Remember Rabbi Shmuel Borenstein on His 6th Yarhzeit

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the Young Israel of Hewlett where Rabbi Simcha Hopkovitz serves as rabbi, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim gathered for its Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan conference. The conference was dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Shmuel Borenstein, HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Ben HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Noach, ZT’L, who served with honor and distinction for nearly a half a century as a Rosh Mesivta at MTA YUHSB. The keynote address was given by Rabbi Elly Merenstein, Rosh Mesivta, Shaarei Pruzdor, Valley Stream, New York. Rabbi Borenstein’s sons and son-in-law – Rabbi Mendy Borenstein and Rabbi Yitzchok Borenstein and Rabbi Moish Schmerler, executive director/Menahel of the Rabbinical of America – spoke on behalf of the family. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Video: Chai Elul 5782 Siyum and Celebration

Click here for the full video

A new year is around the corner. Members of Klal Yisroel are pulling out all the stops to merit a Kesiva V’chasima Tova. Both at the individual and communal levels, so many individuals and communities need divine blessings. As always, Klal Yisroel looks towards its rabbis for leadership, guidance, advocacy and spiritual strengthening [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Celebrates 80 Years of Gevurah and 34th Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas with an Eye Towards “Fulfilling the Divine Will” – Rabbinic Guidance, Teshuva, And Answering the Clarion Call of Rabbinic Activism

A new year is around the corner. Members of Klal Yisroel are pulling out all the stops to merit a Kesiva V’chasima Tova. Both at the individual and communal levels, so many individuals and communities need divine blessings. As always, Klal Yisroel looks towards its rabbis for leadership, guidance, advocacy and spiritual strengthening [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Reaffirms Centrality of Kotel at Rosh Chodesh Av Conference

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim convened its  Rosh Chodesh Av conference at the Ahi Ezer Yeshiva Congregation in Brooklyn, New York, where RAA Presidium Member, Rabbi Dr. Hanania Elbaz, serves as the rabbi. The Rosh Chodesh Av seudah was dedicated l’zecher nishmas Rabbi Shalom Elbaz, HaGaon HaChacham Shalom Ben HaGaon HaChacham Chayim Elbaz, Zt’l, father of Rabbi Dr. Hanania Elbaz and Rabbi Eliyahu Elbaz, rabbi of the Sephardic Lebanese Congregation of Brooklyn. In honor of his father’s Yahrzeit, Rabbi Hanania Elbaz delivered an erudite and scholarly lecture on the issue of waiting between dairy and meat and meat and dairy. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Remembers Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, ZT’L at his 18th Yahrzeit Commemoration

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim, gathered together with family and friends at Khal Mevakshei Hashem, located in Lawrence, New York, where Rabbi Yussie Zakutinsky serves as Rav, to commemorate the 18th Yahrzeit of its legendary Executive Vice-President, Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, ZT’L, HaRav Nachum Zvi Ben HaRav Chaim Josephy.  [...Click headline above for more...]