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August 5, '21
Welcome to the weekly newsletter of Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, in which we share news for and about members, including communal news, announcements, publications, Divrei Torah, press releases and media mentions.

In this newsletter:
• Divrei Torah Re’eh
• This Sunday: 80th Annual Chomer LiDrush Session
• Chai Elul Siyum HaShas, August 25th 5:30pm
• RAA Membership Renewal
• Rabbinic Directory Update Form
• Chaplain Position Opening
• Upcoming Yahrtzeits 29 Av-6 Elul
• Jewish Press: Chomer LiDrush
• 5TJT: Chomer LiDrush and Chai Elul

Please let us know about your family simchos and l"a aveilus, book publications and career changes or milestones, so we can share as chaveirim our life events. Send updates to

Divrei Torah Re’eh

Rabbi Student – Re’eh 5781
Rav Asher Weiss – Re’eh 5780
Rav Asher Weiss - Reeh 5780
Dirshu – Re’eh 5781
Dirshu - Reeh 5781
Dirshu – Re’eh 5780
Dirshu - Reeh 5780
Re’eh – Rabbi Ziegler 5781
Rabbi Ziegler - Re'eh 5781
Re’eh – Rabbi Ziegler 5780
Rabbi Ziegler - Re'eh 5780
Re’eh – Rabbi Ziegler 5779
Rabbi Ziegler - Re'eh 5779
Re’eh – Rabbi Kaplan 5743
Re'eh - Rabbi Kaplan 5743
Re’eh – Rabbi Kirsh 5771
Re'eh - Rabbi Kirsh 5771
Re’eh – Rabbi Kirsh 5772
Re'eh - Rabbi Kirsh 5772
Re’eh – Rabbi Kirsh 5773
Re'eh - Rabbi Kirsh 5773
Re’eh – Rabbi Kirsh 5775
Re'eh - Rabbi Kirsh 5775 (1)
Re’eh – Rabbi Kirsh 5775 – B
Re'eh - Rabbi Kirsh 5775 (2)
Re’eh – Rabbi Klass 5770
Re'eh - Rabbi Klass 5770
Re’eh – Rabbi Kurzrock 5769
Re'eh - Rabbi Kurzrock 5769
Re’eh – Rabbi Mandel 5770
Re'eh - Rabbi Mandel 5770
Re’eh – Rabbi Rokeach 5770
Re'eh - Rabbi Rokeach 5770
Re’eh – Rabbi Rokeach 5773
Re'eh - Rabbi Rokeach 5773
Re’eh – Rabbi Rokeach 5773 – B
Re'eh - Rabbi Rokeach 5773 - B
Re’eh – Rabbi Rokeach 5774
Re'eh - Rabbi Rokeach 5774
Re’eh – Rabbi Spivak 5740
Re'eh - Rabbi Spivak 5740
Re’eh – Rabbi Ziegler 5769
Re'eh - Rabbi Ziegler 5769
Re’eh – Rabbi Ziegler 5770
Re'eh - Rabbi Ziegler 5770
Re’eh – Rabbi Ziegler 5774
Re'eh - Rabbi Ziegler 5774
Re’eh – Rabbi Ziegler 5775
Re'eh - Rabbi Ziegler 5775
Re’eh – Liska Rebbe 5780

Re’eh – Liska Rebbe 5778


This Sunday: 80th Annual Chomer LiDrush Session


Chai Elul Siyum HaShas, August 25th 5:30pm


The Rabbinical Alliance of America
33rd Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Host Congregation:
Sephardic Lebanese Congregation
805 Avenue T, Brooklyn, New York 11223
HaRav Eliyahu Elbaz Shlit’a, Mara D’atra

Registration 5:30 p.m. Mincha 6:15 p.m.
Siyum HaShas & Dinner Convocation 6:30 pm
>In Memoriam: HaRav Meir Shapiro Zt’l, Rebbetzin Pearl Yita Shapiro Zt’l
Sponsored: R’ Pinny Shapiro and family

  • Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice-President RAA/Igud; Event Chairman

  • Rabbi Michael Meir Melnicke, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, RAA/Igud; Chairman of the Siyum HaShas and Dinner

  • Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Presidium Member RAA/Igud; Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel Chabad Norwalk, CT; Convocation Chairman

  • Rabbi Shaul Y. Kassin, Grandson of Rabbi Shaul Kassin, Chief Rabbi of the Syrian Community; Siyum HaShas

  • Rabbi Leibel Wulliger, Rosh HaKollel, Nachlas Dovid, Yeshivah Torah Vodaath, Brooklyn, NY; Hascholas HaShas

At the dinner we will be honoring for their outstanding service:

  • Distinguished Guardianship Award: Hon. Dermot Shea, Police Commissioner of the City of New York
  • Exemplary Community Leadership Award: NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, Chief of Community Affairs
  • Exceptional Partnership Award: NYPD Chaplain Imam Dr. Tahir Kukiqi
  • Outstanding Community Service Award: NYPD Deputy Inspector Richie Taylor, Commanding Officer, Community Affairs Office of the Chief of Community Affairs

For further information or to RSVP
Call Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik @ (718) 490-9864
Or email


RAA Membership Renewal

Dear Member Rabbi,

The Rabbinical Alliance of America /Igud Harabonim (RAA/Igud), continues to aggressively move ahead on many fronts, with many new projects, thus appreciably increasing the effectiveness of each individual member rabbi to most productively serve Klal Yisrael.  With our current membership of over 950 prominent Rabbonim, kein yirbu, the RAA/Igud represents a powerful force serving Klal Yisroel.  We need the active participation of every member rabbi.  Please be in touch with us and advise us how we can better serve you.

A strong rabbinical organization must be well funded in order to act on behalf of its members and on behalf of Rabbonim in all matters. Therefore, we must again ask each member that has not yet submitted his dues to please do so immediately. The minimal contribution effort of the individual rabbi is the membership dues of $125.00 which includes an enhanced picture membership card. Our Menahel, Rabbi Dovid Katz, will be handling the processing of the picture membership cards. Rabbi Katz can be reached at (212) 810-6777, rabbikatz@rabbinicalalliance,org, We need your financial support. Help us so that we can serve YOU and Klal Yisroel.

Please make checks payable to the Rabbinical Alliance of America, and mail to Rabbinical Alliance of America, P.O. Box 190234, Brooklyn, New York 11218. If you want to pay by credit card  and submit your id picture you do this by going to our website

Enclosed, in preparation of the Rabbinical Alliance website update that is being readied, please find the Rabbinic Directory Update Form which you can also fill out by going online ( . Please provide the requested information and return it together with your membership fee.

On behalf of the Igud/RAA Presidium and of the Beth Din, I extend greetings of Torah.


Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik
Executive Vice-President, Rabbinical Alliance of America


Rabbinic Directory Update Form

The Rabbinical Alliance of America /Igud Harabonim (RAA/Igud), has launched its website,  in order to more effectively disseminate Daas Torah. The newly built website will have an extensive history of the RAA/Igud, reports, audio recordings, and pictures of: Rosh Chodesh Conferences; Siyum Hashas Convocations; Special Meetings and Sessions; RAA/Igud Resolutions and Kol Koreh Proclamations.

The Directory of Member rabbis with their current positions and short biographies as well as the weekly Divrei Torah on the Parsha by our member rabbis will be included.

Please complete this form and share with us a short biography, list of the positions that you hold and have held, publications, honorariums, awards, etc. Please email to your picture, bio and profile.  Please give us any links or articles or shiurim that you would like us to include in the website to be placed with your bio and profile or to be placed in the proper sections of the website.

As a cost savings measure, we will be using email more often as opposed to regular traditional postal mail.  If you wish to continue to receive regular mail please advise us.  For our Chaverim who do not use email you will continue to receive regular mail.

We will be also using WhatsApp and texting. Please advise us if we can add you to our WhatsApp and texting lists as well.

If you do not respond you will not be listed in the directory and website

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik
Executive Vice-President, Rabbinical Alliance of America


Chaplain Position Opening

(Full-Time) Chaplain Position posted at SCI Somerset (Must apply by August 13, 2021)

SCI Somerset (Somerset County) has posted a position opening for a (full-time) Chaplain.   This posting closes August 13, 2021.  Please share with others who might be interested.

You can find this job posting at:

1.         Click VIEW JOBS & APPLY

2.         Click  Open to Public

3.         Under Search, type Chaplain then hit “Enter” or single click.

4.         Single click the title of the position and job posting will appear

In order to apply for a Commonwealth job, under Get Help, click: How to Apply.

The Commonwealth utilizes the Chaplain and Chaplaincy Program Director job titles in the PA Department of Corrections.

In an effort to comply with the Office of Administration, Bureau of Talent Acquisition’s (OA-BTA) guidance regarding ACT 71 and the Merit System Hiring Regulations, the Public Safety Human Resources Delivery Center (PSHRDC) REQUIRES that all requested materials to determine eligibility and qualifications for a position (verification of education, credentials, etc.) is submitted at the time an application is submitted through the online hiring system.  In the event an applicant does not submit the required materials or list all qualifying experience in the body of the application as outlined on the posting, the candidate will be deemed ineligible and will not be provided further consideration.

While some latitude has been granted in the past, the PSHRDC will adhere to the direction as outlined by the OA-BTA.  Persons  interested in applying for a full-time position, must ensure that they read the posting completely and include all necessary materials.

If you have any questions, please contact your local HR representatives or contact Kim Taylor, Placement Supervisor – PSHRDC, at

In addition, you can Subscribe to Job Alerts for specific job series (e.g. Corrections) that you are interested in.    If you do so, for the next twelve (12) months, you will be notified when any position for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that matches the job categories you’ve selected becomes available. You will also be sent a reminder email in 11 months to give you an opportunity at that time to extend your notifications for another year.


Upcoming Yahrtzeits 29 Av-6 Elul


Jewish Press: Chomer LiDrush


5TJT: Chomer LiDrush and Chai Elul



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