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


National Conference of the Federation of Agudath Israel
Of the U.S. and Canada
Cincinnati, OH
Session 1
In Knesseth Israel Synagogue
At 3 o’clock there will be prayers and supplication
Chairman R. Shlomo Hyman
A blessing from the Council of Rabbis and leaders
A blessing from the head of the City of Cincinnati. Mr. Josh Stuart
A blessing from the head of the union
Opening from the President of Agudath Israel the Rav Rabbi, scholar, Rabbi Eliezer Silver
Silver the head of the unions – a blessing
Session 2
8:30 lecture on Yeshivos and the Vaad Hatzolah
Lecture on Shabbos and strengthening our religion
Session 3
10:30 in the morning Friday Erev Shabbos Kodesh
In the Ohav Shalom Shul Bernath St.
Lecture: The purpose of Agudath Israel
   “        :  Yeshivos here in our country; Horeb
   “        :  Bais Ya’akov
   “        :  Refugees here
   “        :  Committee members
3:00 tour of the city and get ready for Shabbos

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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