New Associate Director Appointed in Agudath Israel Yeshiva Services Division
In a significant development in Agudath Israel of America’s broadly respected Division of Yeshiva Services, it has been announced that Avrohom Weinstock, Esq. has assumed the position of Associate Director of Education Affairs.
Mr. Weinstock, a practicing attorney, spent the past seven years at the firm of Deloitte Tax, LLP, where he counseled Fortune 500 companies.
A resident of Passaic, New Jersey, Avrohom Weinstock attended beis medrash at Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Eretz Yisroel followed by Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin, and attended Brooklyn College and the Fordham University School of Law. He commenced his new position at Agudath Israel in November.
Agudath Israel’s Yeshiva Services Division, under the directorship of Mrs. Deborah Zachai, serves as a liaison between federal, state and local governments and the growing network of yeshivos and day schools in the tri-state area and across the country.
As explained by Mrs. Zachai, the Yeshiva Services Division disseminates vital information to the Orthodox Jewish school community about laws and regulations that are binding on the schools, as well as services and funding that are available to the schools. It represents and advocates on behalf of the yeshiva community in judicial, legislative and administrative arenas. Its staff fields hundreds of inquiries regarding government programs and legal mandates.
The Yeshiva Services Division works alongside Project LEARN, a sister division capably led by Mrs. Leah Steinberg, which is devoted to helping parents of children with special needs attain the most educationally appropriate placements and services they possibly can. Together, Project LEARN and the Yeshiva Services Division strive to improve the prospects of every child in every yeshiva.
“We are extremely fortunate that a person of Avrohom Weinstock’s caliber has chosen to use his impressive skills in the service of Klal Yisroel,” commented Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Agudath Israel’s executive vice president. “His keen legal mind, his strong yeshiva background, his ability to interact with people from all backgrounds — all of these qualities, and others, make him a natural fit for our Division of Yeshiva Services.”
As Mr. Weinstock assumes his new post, Agudath Israel bids a warm farewell to Dovid Tanenbaum, who has announced his retirement after having served in the Division of Yeshiva Services for the past 13 years.
During his tenure, Mr. Tanenbaum developed a reputation in both the yeshiva community and government circles as one of the most respected experts in the field. He successfully administered numerous programs for New York yeshivos, including the federally funded Safe and Drug Free Schools program and the state funded School Bus Grant program, and was at the forefront of advocacy on behalf of equitable security funding for nonpublic schools.
“Dovid Tanenbaum brought not only great expertise and skill to his work on behalf of the yeshiva community,” said Rabbi Zwiebel, “he also brought tremendous integrity and dignity, and in turn created tremendous kiddush Hashem.
“We will miss Dovid Tanenbaum greatly,” Mrs. Zachai said, “but it is comforting to know that the work he has done over the past 13 years will be carried forward by such a talented and worthy individual as Avrohom Weinstock.” Concluded Rabbi Zwiebel, “Agudath Israel will never waver in its commitment to serving the yeshiva community with devoted professionals of the highest caliber.”