Iggud HaRabbonim

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Igud HaRabonim (Rabbinical Alliance of America) is a national rabbinical organization, with over 800 members across the American Continent. Founded in 1942, it counts many prominent rabbis as its dayanim and has for years received publicity from Rabbi Sholom Klass [1] and The Jewish Press.[2]

The organization counts with 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.[3]

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

Current Officers are:

  • Rabbi Abraham Hecht z"l (1922-2013),[4] Former President (1972-2013)
  • 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 Yechiel Malik, Rabbi Avraham Amar, Rabbi Noach Bernstein, Rabbi Eli Hecht, Rabbi Joseph Salamon and Rabbi Abraham Stone - Vice Presidents

Members of the Beis Din are[5]:

  • Rabbi Hershel Kurzrock, Av Beis Din
  • Rabbi Dov Aron Brisman, Rosh Beis Din
  • Rabbi Chaim Komendant, Menahel Beis Din
  • Rabbi Peretz Steinberg, Dayan
  • Rabbi Berish Welz, Dayan
  • Rabbi Sholom Shuchat, Dayan


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