Iggud HaRabbonim

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Igud HaRabonim (Rabbinical Alliance of America) is a right-wing[1][2][3][4] national rabbinical organization, with over 800 members across North America.[5] Founded in 1942, it has for years received publicity from Rabbi Sholom Klass [6] and The Jewish Press.[7]

The organization has an active beth din (rabbinical court) in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Just like any other binding arbitration, its decisions are binding in civil courts if the litigants agree to appoint the beth din to arbitrate their dispute.

The organization's first president and co-founder was Rabbi Dr. Samuel A. Turk.


Current officers are:

  • Rabbi Abraham Hecht (1922-2013),[8]
  • Rabbi Hershel Kurzrock, Av Beis Din
  • Rabbi Dov Aron Brisman, Rosh Beis Din
  • Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Rabbi Yaakov Klass, Rabbi Yaakov Spivak and Rabbi Hanania Elbaz - Presidium
  • Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice President
  • Rabbi Moish Schmerler, Director
  • Rabbi Duvid Katz of Brooklyn N.Y. Menahel

Members of the Beis Din are:[9][10]

  • Rabbi Hershel Kurzrock, Av Beis Din
  • Rabbi Dov Aron Brisman, Rosh Beis Din
  • Rabbi Peretz Steinberg, Sgan Av Beis Din
  • Rabbi Shmaryahu Shulman, Zkan Dayan'
  • Rabbi Laibel Wulliger, Poisek & Dayan Umorah Tzedek
  • Rabbi Yehoshua Grunwald, Dayan
  • Rabbi Yitzchock Meir Pesach, Dayan
  • Rabbi Avrohom Yehoshua Kirsch, Dayan
  • Rabbi Moshe Brody, Dayan

Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum served as director.[5]



  1. ^ "Rabbi Gross...succeeded Rabbi Bernard Weinberger as president of the right-wing Orthodox rabbinical group." (Jewish Telegraph Agency) https://www.jta.org/1969/06/13/archive/alliance-will-consider-creating-agency-to-handle-funds-of-disbanded-synagogues
  2. ^ "a clutch of extreme right-wing rabbis called the 'Rabbinical Alliance of America'" (The Forward) https://forward.com/schmooze/132187/paladino-s-apology-sticks-in-rabbi-levin-s-thr/
  3. ^ https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/front-page/right-wing-jewish-groups-split-on-congratulating-biden/2020/11/12/
  4. ^ "New Challenge To Rabbi Belkin NEW YORK — A challenge of the stand of Rabbi Samuel Belkin in appearing on a program with Reform and Conservative rabbinical leaders has been issued by the Rabbinical Alliance of America, a right wing Orthodox Rabbinical body." (The Jewish Post) https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=d&d=JPOST19661125-01.1.12&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------
  5. ^ a b Andy Newman (May 13, 2005). "Reform Jews, Adrift in a Sea of Black Hats". The New York Times. Gershon Tannenbaum, director of the 800-congregation Rabbinical Alliance of America, said
  6. ^ http://www.jewishpress.com/printArticle.cfm?contentid=36523
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2009-07-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.shaarezionny.com/rabbi-abraham-b.-hecht-.html
  9. ^ "The Jewish Voice NY: RAA Observes 1st Yahrzeit of Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum". Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Gifter in Gotham: Igud HaRabanim Adds Distinguished Rabbis To Its Beth Din". Retrieved June 27, 2018.

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