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Monday, August 19, 2013
91st Agudah convention 2013- change of location, change of calendar, will not be Thanksgiving weekend.
There will be no Turkey dinner at the upcoming 2013 Agudah convention due to Thanksgiving coinciding with Shabbos Chanukah. It Will take place November 14-17, 2013 at the woodcliff Lake Hilton, in woodcliff lake, NJ near Monsey. click HERE for latest convention news Live broadcast and CLICK HERE to register. For updated 2013 convention news click HERE List of speakers and keynote sessions click HERE and HERE
For Live Broadcasing hook up information click HERE - Official press release below.
The 91st annual convention of Agudath Israel of America will be held at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake Hotel and Resort in Bergen County NJ, a spokesman for the Orthodox Jewish organization announced today. Located conveniently between NJ Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, the elegant and newly renovated hotel, nestled on 21 acres with an array of convenient amenities, promises a special experience for Agudah conventioneers unlike any before. Mr. Hashi Herzka of Flatbush will serve as convention chairman.
Due to this year's unusual quirk in the calendar with Thanksgiving weekend falling during Chanukah, the convention dates have been advanced to take place during the weekend of November 14-17, Kislev 11-14. "It is important for people to mark off those dates, as this year we will be holding our convention two weeks earlier than usual, " says Rabbi Shlomo Gertzulin, Agudath Israel's Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, who headed up a joint staff and Board site selection committee. "The date and venue changes have opened up exciting possibilities in planning for the convention. While many locations throughout the tri-state area were considered , this new beautiful spacious hotel is an ideal setting befitting the dignity and excitement of an Agudath Israel convention."
Among the most popular aspects of an Agudah convention are the simultaneous symposium that enable participants to listen and thoroughly examine some of the most pressing issues facing Orthodox Jews in our times. As in past years, the Thursday, Friday, Motzoei Shabbos, and Sunday sessions are open to the public, free of charge.
"Being that the convention will take place in close proximity to the large frum communities of Monsey, Spring Valley, Viznitz, New Square, and Northern New Jersey, we expect many more participants to take part in our exciting sessions," says Rabbi Labish Becker, Agudath Israel's Executive Director "Bringing people together leshem Shamayim to deal with klal yisroel's pressing needs in the presence of Gedolei Yisroel is a tremendous opportunity."