The 91st Annual Convention of Agudath Israel of America will be graced with the presence of two very special guests from Eretz Yisroel:

Rabbi Yitzchok Weinberg, Tolna Rebbe, and

Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, Rosh HaYeshiva of Mir Yerushalayim.

“The presence of these two distinguished dignitaries will enhance the convention immeasurably,” said Hashi Herzka, convention chairman. “Particularly at a time when every caring Jew is consumed by the severe challenges facing our brothers in Eretz Yisroel, the Rebbe and Rosh Hayeshiva will create an atmosphere of palpable achdus and spur us to help the Torah community in Eretz Yisroel in a practical and meaningful way.”

The Tolna Rebbe is renowned throughout Eretz Yisroel for his penetrating Torah insights and his masterful ability to convey a powerful message to the tzibur. He is also considered an expert in inyanei chinuch and shalom bayis, guiding and giving hadracha to thousands of Yidden in need.

Rav Finkel is a son of the legendary Mir Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l, and has capably assumed the mantle of leadership following his father’s petirah. In just a short time, he has become beloved to his talmidim, and devotes much energy to guiding them both in their growth in Torah and in their personal lives.

In addition to contributing to what is expected to be an especially uplifting Shabbos experience, the Rebbe and the Rosh Hayeshiva will join the Novominsker Rebbe and Rav Ephraim Wachsman at the Motzoei Shabbos Keynote session in addressing the unprecedented assault against the Torah community and Torah values in Eretz Yisroel. They will give a deeper understanding of the many issues that face the community in Eretz Yisroel, as well as provide guidance as to how the American Torah tzibur should respond. 

The other major convention plenary session will take place Thursday night, and will focus on the convention theme Chanoch Lanaar: Nurturing Our Children, Ensuring Our Future. It will deal with the challenges that parents face in raising their children in today’s complex world, while striving to pass on the eternal legacy of the mesorah.

“There is great anticipation for what promises to be a memorable convention,” says Rabbi Labish Becker, Executive Director of Agudath Israel of America. He noted that the hotel is filling up quickly and urged that all who wish to attend make their reservations as soon as possible. As always, all sessions are open to the public, free of charge.

The convention will take place at Hilton Woodcliff Lake in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey from Thursday, November 14th through Sunday, November 17, Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach.

For reservations or for more information, call 212.797.7380 or email