Agudas [Agudath] Israel of America and Canada - Second Annual Convention Booklet August 22 - 26, 1940
caption: Shabbos night (Friday night)
Oneg Shabbos in Knesseth Israel Synagogue
Speeches in all synagogues and Kiddush
4:00 in the afternoon in Knesseth Israel Synagogue. Completion of the Seder Moed in Daf Hayomi of Agudath Israel by The Rav and President and one of the leaders in our country. The beginning of Mesechta Yavamos lead by The Rav R. Korb rabbi in Chicago
The third meal
Traditional after Shabbos meal in B’nei Ya’akov Agudath Israel Synagogue, Forest Ave.
Report. Lecture on family purity, Lecture on the purpose of Agudath Israel
10:30 in the morning in Knesseth Israel Synagogue
Lecture on Agudath Israel youth
“ Federation meeting
“ Agudath Israel Employees
3:00 Suggestions/Proposals from the different
In the evening: a bitter eulogy on that which was taken from us the unique individual in our generation the true scholar R. Chaim Ozer (Grodzinksy) of blessed memory the head and the founder of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudath Israel
Description Convention Held in 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rabbi Eliezer Silver, an Eastern European-trained rabbi, established the first office of Agudath Israel in America during the 1930s, organizing its first conference in 1939. After the Holocaust, some prominent rabbis made their home in America who established amoetzes ("[supreme] council") and the movement began to grow rapidly with the rise of the yeshiva-based and Hasidic Orthodox communities.