Igud 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 as in any other binding 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 Turk. Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum served as director.[5] Rabbi Abraham Hecht was president until his death in 2013.[8]

Officers as of November 2023 include:[9]

  • Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Rabbi Yaakov Klass and Rabbi Hanania Elbaz - Presidium


  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. ^ Staff, Jewish Press. "Right-Wing Jewish Groups Split On Congratulating Biden".
  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. ^ "Two New York State Programs to Cover Home Bills".
  7. ^ "My Machberes,Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum". Archived from the original on 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2009-07-03.
  8. ^ "Rabbi Abraham B. Hecht - Congregation Shaare Zion". www.shaarezionny.com.
  9. ^ "About". RAA Igud HaRabbonim.

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