Today is Veteran’s Day in the US. Words cannot express our gratitude for those who have risked their lives to protect our freedoms. So if you, or a family member has served in the military, thank you for your service.

This week’s also marked the  conclusion of another election cycle.

Agudath Israel’s New Jersey director, Rabbi Avi Schnall with New Jersey Governor elect, Phil Murphy









Agudath Israel of America congratulates all those who earned the vote of their constituents, and thanks those who are leaving at the end of this term for their public service. Agudath Israel’s government affairs team and lay leadership will be reaching out to incoming officials in the weeks and months ahead to see how we can work together on behalf of our constituents.


Agudath Israel of America has joined with ExcelInEd as a national co-sponsor of the “Choices in Education” video contest which will give families the chance to share their success stories with policymakers and the media. Go to for more details or respond to this email to receive a pdf of the contest rules. Videos must be between 45 and 120 seconds and the deadline to submit entries is December 1st.

TOPICS  a) How educational choice made a difference in my life or

  1. b) Why I need access to educational choice options.


    • 3 Grand Prize Finalists – $15,000 cash prize
    • 1 People’s Choice Finalist – $10,000 cash prize
    • 3 Finalists – $5,000 cash prize