The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins America in Mourning the Victims of the Buffalo Supermarket Massacre

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—joins America in mourning 10 people and 3 others who were severely injured by a gunman motivated by hate on May 14, 2022, at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket.
The 18-year-old suspected of opening fire on innocent victims reportedly told authorities he was targeting the Black community. The alleged gunman reportedly made disturbing statements filled with hate toward the Black community. He published a white supremacist manifesto online and traveled a great distance in order to accomplish his hateful plan. Investigators also uncovered other information indicating he had studied previous hate attacks and shootings in order to prepare with great forethought his own hateful attack on innocents.
“The evidence that we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime. It will be prosecuted as a hate crime,” Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said. “This is someone who has hate in their heart, soul and mind.” The Buffalo attack was the deadliest US mass shooting of the year. There have been at least 198 mass shootings so far in 2022. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Mourns the Loss of HaGaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky and Opposes Proposed Daylight Savings Change at its Rosh Chodesh Nisan Conference

The issues of recovering from great loss and potential legislative danger were on the mind as the Rabbinical Alliance of America met on Sunday, April 7, 2019 for its Rosh Chodesh Nisan conference and seudah. Hosted by Congregation Beth Tikvah of Canarsie, where the esteemed Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Serebryanski serves as rabbi, the conference attendees prepared for Pesach with highlights of this year’s Pesach kosher concerns, a eulogy for the great Rav Chaim Kanievsky ZTVK”L, and a warning about the religious dangers of proposed Daylight Savings Time legislation. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Ukrainian Relief and Security Funding Discussed at RAA’s Rosh Chodesh Adar Beis Conference

On Sunday, March 6, 2022, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA), convened its monthly (Rosh Chodesh Beis) seudah and conference at Kahal Bnei Matisyahu, where Rabbi Yaakov Klass, RAA presidium chairman serves as rabbi. The Rosh Chodesh Adar Beis conference was dedicated by Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, RAA executive vice-president, in memory of his grandmother Mrs. Bella Simah Mirocznik, Bella Simah Bas HaRav Menachem Mendel a”h, yahrzeit 7 Adar Beis. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Clarion Call of Queen Esther

Go and assemble all the Jewish People!
Averting the looming devastation
The Clarion Call of Queen Esther

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – a National Orthodox Rabbinic Organization and its membership of 950 rabbinic leaders, chaplains, and educators serving throughout North America, call upon our brethren in the United States and Canada, to organize immediately, mass gatherings of Jews, assembled in prayer and repentance, beseeching the Almighty to bestow His Peace upon the people of Eastern Europe, thus averting further bloodshed and tragedy. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Prays for Peace in Ukraine

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—prays for peace in Ukraine.

May the Everlasting who blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless, shield, and watch over the Jewish community and all the innocent people of Ukraine and protect them from the conflict that they face.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Hosts District Attorney of Staten Island at Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum, ZT’L, Sixth Yahrzeit Commemoration

On January 31, 2022, Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim hosted Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon at its monthly seudah and conference. The conference was held in observance of the sixth yahrzeit of Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum, ZT’l, who faithfully served the RAA/Igud as its longstanding Menahel/Director. District Attorney McMahon addressed the rabbinical gathering, discussing “Public Safety Strategies for a Stronger New York City.”  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds Governor Kathy Hochul For Increasing Funding for Nonpublic Schools

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—applauds Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement in her first executive budget address regarding nonpublic school funding. Governor Hochul recommends an increase of approximately 18% in funding to support private schools, including Jewish day schools and yeshivot. This is one of the largest increases seen in the education portion of the governor’s budget.
 
Notably, Governor Hochul’s proposed budget includes a $15 million increase for the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) reimbursement program for nonpublic schools. The governor has also proposed a dramatic expansion that triples funding for health, safety, and security projects in our schools through the Nonpublic School Safety Equipment (NSPE) Grant program. For the first time, this program will allow nonpublic schools to use the funds to support critical maintenance and repairs of our school facilities. This increase will greatly benefit the tens of thousands of students in New York State’s Jewish schools and their parents, who currently carry the enormous tuition burden required to educate their children according to their religious traditions. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Urges Vigilance in Protecting Synagogues and Jewish Communities

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—calls upon our nation’s elected officials and law enforcement officers to exercise vigilance in protecting synagogues and Jewish communities across North America in the wake of the terror attack at Congregation Beth Israel, in Colleyville, Texas. On Saturday, January 15, 2022, a gunman disrupted religious services, held five people including the rabbi hostage, and began a standoff with police that lasted for more than ten hours. Thanks to the efforts of law enforcement, all the hostages were safely released on Saturday night. [...Click headline above for more...]