Agudath Israel


New NJ Law Gives Parents 15 Days to Name Babies

A bill that allows parents with religious concerns 15 days to submit a name for a newborn child was signed into law Monday by Governor Chris Christie. The legislation makes…

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Community Advocates Lobby For DeVos Confirmation

Amidst a slew of Senate confirmation hearings and votes, advocates for the Orthodox community have devoted much of their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill to support secretary of Education nominee…

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Sen. Sweeney Moves to Reform NJ Funding Formula

Amid growing dissatisfaction over vast inequity in the amounts of funding that districts receive across the state, the president of New Jersey’s state senate, Steven Sweeney, has initiated a committee…

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Midwest Agudath Israel Convention Begins

“MiK’amcha Yisrael : Reaching Heights, Rising Higher” is the theme of the Midwest Agudah Convention 2017, which began Thursday evening at the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel in Schaumberg, Illinois. At the…

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New York State Legislature Begins 2017 Session

New York state lawmakers began their work for 2017 Wednesday with a vote to prohibit the use of cellphones as recording devices in the Senate chambers. The ban is intended…

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Security Bill for Non-Profits Picks up Key Sponsor

A bill that could give generous security grants to shuls, non-public schools, and other non-profit institutions in New Jersey moved one step closer to advancing through the legislature this week,…

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Statement from Agudath Israel on UN Resolution

That the UN has once again shown that it is a counterproductive force in regard to Middle East peace comes as no surprise. But, whatever the United States’ position on…

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NYC Yeshivah Conference Maps Educational Opportunities

On Monday, November 28, Agudath Israel of America and four other Jewish education umbrella groups hosted over 100 yeshivah principals and administrators from more than 80 schools at their Annual…

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