Agudath Israel of America congratulates Moshe (Mitchell) Silk upon his receiving the prestigious Alexander Hamilton award from the United States Treasury Department for his distinguished performance as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets and Development.
Mr. Silk was a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Agudath Israel of America Legal Support Services, which consists of attorneys throughout the country who provide legal assistance, often on a pro bono basis, to individuals and organizations in our community in a wide variety of areas, including helping employees facing discrimination due to their religious observance in the workplace, patients who are not receiving the health care that they and their families want for them, schools and other organizations seeking help obtaining government assistance to which they are entitled, and helping to draft and submit amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs in cases throughout the country of communal interest. The organization also provides educational programs for attorneys for CLE credits. In that role, he helped recruit attorneys to join Agudah’s legal network, raise funds, and publicize the work of the organization. Mr. Silk also organized many educational programs for lawyers on vital topics.
The Agudah congratulates Mr. Silk for his service with the Department of the Treasury and looks forward to his renewed involvement with Agudath Israel’s legal network.