Beth Din of America

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The Beth Din of America is a Beth Din (Court of Jewish Law) which serves Jews throughout the United States of America.

It was founded in 1960 and reconstituted in 1994.[1] The focus of Beth Din of America is on areas of family law, Jewish divorce and personal status, as well as adjudication of financial disputes. The Beth Din is affiliated with the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) and is sponsored by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.[2]

The current director of the Beth Din is Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann, who succeeded Rabbi Yona Reiss in 2008.

In 2014, Dr. Michelle Friedman became the first woman on the Beth Din of America’s board of directors. [3]


The members of the Beth Din are:


  1. ^ Web site
  2. ^ Services provided by Beth Din of America Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "First Woman Joins Board Of RCA Beth Din". The Jewish Week. November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.