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


You should be blessed my friends and directors Agudath Israel in Cincinnati, we wish blessing on the President , R. E. Silver, ______ Y. Boymen and our rav Harav the Scholar R. S.Y.L. Levitan the head of the Beth Din Rock Island, Ill. May it be Your Will that the Divine presence is within all your actions.
On behalf of the the B’nai Yaakov Congregation in Rock Island and on behalf of all of it’s members
Chaim Shabtai Greenblatt, President and Secretary
Yaakov Goldstein, Vice President
Mordechai Handelman, Treasurer

May you continue to be successful
Moshe Levin and His Wife
Moshe and Yosef Becker 
El. Levin
“Crown Furniture”
Levin Bros.
Welcome in the name of Hashem
Adolf RosenbergMiller Dairy

Sam Shapiro

Weinberg’s Bakery

Yeshaya Mark and his Wife

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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