Agudas [Agudath] Israel of America and Canada - Second Annual Convention Booklet August 22 - 26, 1940


Welcome to the great ones of our nation
The salvation of Hashem comes in the blink of an eye
Yaakov Rosenheim             Eliezer Silver
President Agudath Israel              President Agudath 
Worldwide                                    Israel of America
                                                      Rabbi of Union of                                                           
                                             Synagogues here 
                                                  in Cincinnati
Gather together brothers, youngens of Jduah
All spiritual strongmen that donate volunteers
From your spread out lands gather to unify
From the east and Yemen and from the north and water (?)
Gather under our flag
The flag of Torah__
The Torah the Torah she is our life
The Torah passed down from generation to generation
On to it we will hold until the end of our lives
And only by it’s light will we see light
The Torah, The Torah….

Identifer: CJF.2012.002.1719


Agudath Israel of America; Kneseth Israel Congregation of Cincinnati (Rabbi Silver’s shul)

Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection, Rabbi Jacob Lustig Collection

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.

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