On Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Congregation Ahavath Achim Anshei Sfard in Brooklyn, Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, gathered together with family and friends for an Azkarah memorial in honor of HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Dovid Ben Reb Avraham Spivak, ZT’L, Rabbi Yaakov Spivak. At the time of his passing on March 17, 2021, Rabbi Spivak served as a Presidium Member of Igud HaRabbonim, the Rav and Rosh Kollel of the Ayshel Avraham Rabbinical Seminary and the Rabbinic Administrator of United Kosher Supervision. [...Click headline above for more...]
The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim and Ohel held a webinar on February 15, 2021, titled The Age of Anxiety. The full video is below.
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On Thursday evening February 11, 2021, 29 Shevat 5781, Rosh Chodesh Adar, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim gathered with family and friends to observe the fifth yahrzeit of its legendary Menahel, Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum. “It is hard to believe that it is five years since the passing of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT’L our longstanding, highly respected Menahel/Director and the rabbi of Congregation B’Nai Israel of Linden Heights, also known as the 9th Avenue Shul. Rabbi Tannenbaum left us with memories of optimism and vibrancy. We daven that he be a Maylitz Yosher for his family and Klal Yisrael. One thing is for certain, we at the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim are committed to continuing his tradition of excellence for the advancement of Rabbonus and Kovod HaRabbonus,” commented Rabbi Yaakov Klass, Presidium Chairman of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. [...Click headline above for more...]
On Wednesday night, 1 Shevat 5781, January 13, 2021, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim joined together electronically to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Shevat and learn Torah together. Below are the videos of each speaker: [...Click headline above for more...]
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On Monday, August 24, 2020, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA), Chazaq and the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) partnered to present the RAA’s 78th annual pre-High Holiday “Chomer LiDrush” (homiletics) session. An annual event, the Chomer LiDrush session offers timely examples of sermon material from master speakers and thinkers, to help rabbis prepare their own speeches and classes during the upcoming holidays. This year’s conference, held online due to the global pandemic, prepares rabbis for a particularly challenging holiday season full of opportunities to discuss personal, communal and theological issues. To offer useful and compelling Torah content during this unique year, RAA partnered with NCYI and Chazaq in bringing six distinguished rabbis to address the gathering: [...Click headline above for more...]
How do couples obtain a marriage license in this difficult time of Covid-19? On Monday, July 27, 2020, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA/Igud) convened an important roundtable dialogue with the Hon. Michael McSweeney, who serves as the New York City Clerk and Clerk of the Council. This special outdoor meeting of the RAA/Igud was hosted by Rabbi Dr. Joseph Frager, chairman of the Israel Advocacy Committee of the RAA/Igud and organized by Rabbi Dovid Katz, Menahel of the RAA/Igud. [...Click headline above for more...]
New Yorkers who receive a summons should not feel overwhelmed by the administrative process. There is an address for help, a way to obtain assistance in navigating the seeming maze of the New York City court system. On July 22, 2020, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA) and the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) joined NYC’s OATH (Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings) for its first Fairness in Trials and Hearings (F.A.I.T.H) webinar to learn how to access justice with minimal pain. [...Click headline above for more...]
RAA/Igud helds its Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5780 conference on April 24, 2020. Due to the global health situation, the conference was held entirely remotely.
Rav Eytan Feiner, Rav of Congregation Kneseth Israel (“The White Shul”) in Far Rockaway, NY, spoke about the unparalleled opportunity to religiously transform your home. [...Click headline above for more...]
RAA/Igud helds its Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5780 conference on March 26, 2020. Due to the global health situation, the conference was held entirely remotely. Speakers include Rav Ya’akov Klass, Rav Moshe Weiner and Rav Yosef Serebryanski. MC’ed by Rav Moshe Schmerler. [...Click headline above for more...]