The difficult situation facing the Chareidi community in Eretz Yisreol will be the focus of the Motzoei Shabbos keynote session at the upcoming 91st National Convention of Agudath Israel of America.
The topic will be addressed by Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, Mir Rosh HaYeshiva, son of the previous Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l and Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman, Rosh Yeshiva, Meor Yitzchok. Rabbi Finkel and Rabbi Wachsman will address the theme, “The Unprecedented Assault on the Chareidi Community in Eretz Yisroel” and give insight as to how we can help impact the situation in a positive way. In addition to the speakers, a special audio visual presentation, Slashing the Social Safety Net: the Human Face of Poverty in the Holy Land, will poignantly highlight the situation in Eretz Yisroel.
The legendary leader of the Sephardic community, Rav Ovadia Yosef zt”l, will be remembered at the Keynote Session by Rav Yosef Harari Raful, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateret Torah and member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah. He will speak about the legacy of Rav Yosef and the growth of Sephardic Torah communities around the world.
The evening will also feature an address by Agudath Israel Executive Vice President, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel; and an
audio visual presentation Getting Involved: Energizing the Next Generation which will feature the involvement of young people in the diverse and multifaceted activities of Agudath Israel of America.
Mr. Hashi Herzka, convention chairman and prominent Member of the Board of Trustees of Agudath Israel of America, will chair the session.
“The Motzoei Shabbos keynote session of the Agudas Yisroel convention has always made a deep impression on all those who are privileged to be in attendance. Indeed many vividly remember keynote sessions of the past. The messages that are delivered stay with us throughout our lives,” said Shlomo Werdiger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Agudath Israel of America.
Rabbi Eliyahu Simcha Bamberger, of the Torah Projects staff of Agudath Israel, noted that because of the crowd expected at the convention, those who wish to participate in the Motzoei Shabbos Keynote session are encouraged to attend broadcast locations throughout the metropolitan area and around the country.
For more information regarding satellite locations, please email Torahprojects@agudathisrael.org.
The convention will take place at Hilton Woodcliff Lake in Montvale, New Jersey from Thursday, November 14th through Sunday, November 17th, Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach.