FULL VIDEO: Rabbis Learn About Self-Care

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Lenox Hill Hospital, a world premier medical institution opened its doors to a joint program of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA/IGUD), an Orthodox rabbinical association with a membership near 1,000 Orthodox rabbis serving throughout the United States, and the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI), an Orthodox synagogue association with over 130 congregations across America. The symposium, entitled “Mchayil Lchayil, Taking YOUR SELF seriously, THE RABBI and HIS SELF care!”, was geared toward congregational rabbis and institutional chaplains. The symposium reflects the desire of both the RAA/IGUD and the NCYI to collaborate long-term on professional development and training that will enhance the Orthodox rabbi and chaplain. This training focuses on the rabbi’s and chaplain’s need to avoid burnout and to make certain that they are physically and spiritually healthy. A burnt-out rabbi or chaplain is unable to properly tend to the religious and spiritual needs of his congregation and patient. Therefore, the first of this series of professional development focused on staying healthy in order to best answer their calling to serve the community. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Observes the 15th Yahrtzeit of Outreach Pioneer

On July 2, 2019, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA/Igud) assembled for its monthly Rosh Chodesh (Tammuz) Seudah and Conference. This conference was sponsored by the Josephy family in commemoration of the 15th Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, ZT’L, the longstanding Executive Director of the RAA/Igud. Rabbi Zvi Warnick, speaking on behalf of the Josephy family, described how Rabbi Josephy is remembered not only for his tireless work on behalf of Igud HaRabbonim, and as the Rav of the Bais Medrash HaGadol of Borough Park, but as someone who cared about each individual.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbis Learn About Self-Care

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Lenox Hill Hospital, a world premier medical institution opened its doors to a joint program of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA/IGUD), an Orthodox rabbinical association with a membership near 1,000 Orthodox rabbis serving throughout the United States, and the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI), an Orthodox synagogue association with over 130 congregations across America. The symposium, entitled “Mchayil Lchayil, Taking YOUR SELF seriously, THE RABBI and HIS SELF care!”, was geared toward congregational rabbis and institutional chaplains. The symposium reflects the desire of both the RAA/IGUD and the NCYI to collaborate long-term on professional development and training that will enhance the Orthodox rabbi and chaplain. This training focuses on the rabbi’s and chaplain’s need to avoid burnout and to make certain that they are physically and spiritually healthy. A burnt-out rabbi or chaplain is unable to properly tend to the religious and spiritual needs of his congregation and patient. Therefore, the first of this series of professional development focused on staying healthy in order to best answer their calling to serve the community. [...Click headline above for more...] 

National Organization Joins With Bukharian Leaders To Celebrate Torah Revolution

The secret to the success of the thriving Orthodox Jewish community was discussed at a meeting of two major organizations. On May 5, Rosh Chodesh Iyar, the Rabbinical Alliance of America held its monthly conference together with the leadership of the Beth Gavriel Jewish Center of the Bukharian community in Forest Hills, New York. Over 80 rabbis gathered to discuss the remarkable success of the Bukharian community in nurturing Jewish continuity through intensive education, and the formidable task still remaining. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud at the NCYI Dinner

Igud HaRabbonim was represented at this year’s annual dinner of the National Council of Young Israel on March 31, 2019, with a booth and a table of attendees.

From left to right in the first picture below: Rav Duvid Katz, Menahel of Igud; Rav Yechezkel Moskowitz, Chaver of Igud and NCYI Dinner Chairman; Rav Chaim Komendant, Menahel of Igud’s Beis Din; Rav Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice President of Igud; Rav Moshe Wiener, Rav HaMachshir of Igud’s Aleph-K; Rav Leonard (Yehuda) Blank MS, BCC, Director of Igud’s Chaplaincy Commission and External Affairs; Rav Yaakov Klass, member of Igud’s Presidium; Rav Akiva Homnick, Chaver of Igud. [...Click headline above for more...]