Agudath Israel


Agudah Weighs In on NY’s Assisted-Suicide Suit

Agudath Israel of America has submitted an amicus brief in a New York case supporting New York State’s law prohibiting assisted suicide, now being challenged in the state’s highest court.…

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Education Secretary Meets With Agudath Israel Leaders

Agudath Israel of America’s leadership mission to Washington began Wednesday with a  meeting with a long-time friend of the organization, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Secretary DeVos engaged in…

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Jackson Pulls Back On Dorm Ban

Faced with a strong show of opposition from its Orthodox residents, the Jackson town council delayed voting on an ordinance that would ban the construction of school dormitories. The measure…

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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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