Gershon Albert, Dovid
Asher, Shalom Baum, Avi Billet, Binyamin Blau, Michael Bleicher, Tuvia Brander,
Mark Dratch, Adam Dubin, Elie Eleff, Zvi Engel, Shaanan Gelman, Yitzchak Genack,
Yaakov Gibber, Efrem Goldberg, Seth Grauer, David Hellman, Shlomo Hochberg, Yisrael
Isaacs, Daniel Korobkin, Ira Kronenberg, Chaim Marcus, Binyamin Marwick, Yechiel
Morris, Yisrael Motzen, Jonathan Muskat, Ari Perl, Adir Posy, Chaim Poupko, Yechiel
Shaffer, Zev Spitz, Chaim Strauchler, Gil Student, Reuven Tradburks, Brahm
Weinberg, Elie Weinstock, Michael Whitman, Howard Zack, Arie Zahtz, Michael
At a meeting of the
Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, held by conference
call, on Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, President
Daniel Korobkin in the chair, and Reuven Tradburks acting on behalf of the
secretary, the following items were decided:
President, reported on:
Prenup Project has been launched. This
is designed to increase awareness of Prenups and to encourage their use by
highlighting the widespread support by RCA members. Please try to distribute through social
- We would
like every Executive Committee member to be a member of a committee. The following committees are in progress and
members are encouraged to volunteer to serve on these: Semicha Standards,
Halacha, Publications, Technology and Website, Convention, Israel, Rabbinic
Welfare, Fundraising, Healthcare, Security, Military, Rebbetsin, Retirement,
- The RCA
has is working to craft guidelines for managing the announcement of life cycle
events of LGBTQ members and for outling halachically appropriate ways to
welcome these mebers.
Mark Dratch, Exec. VP
- RCA is
cooperating with Encyclopedia Talmudit on a volume in honor of Rav Hershel
- RCA is
participating on national initiatives concerning Anti-semitism. All incidents of Anti-semitism should be
from Yad Vashem on resources of Yad Vashem as well as on Anti Semitism are
valuable for our members.
A motion to accept the
Yeshiva Gedolah of Waterbury as an approved masmich was passed unanimously.
motion to accept Alexander Agishtein, Shaya Karlinsky, Judah Ari Kerbel, Yehuda
Mann and Yosef Sharbat for membership passed unanimously.
Rabbi Michoel Zylberman, Director, GPS, reported on the GPS
(Conversion) Batei Din. Planning to have
Sponsoring Rabbi conferences. The
relationship with the office of the Chief Rabbi is strong and open, with
regular requests from them for input on documentation.
Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, Israel Region, reported on the
launching of an RCA Ulpan l’Giyur, the educational component required for
conversion through the Batei Din under the Rabbanut.
The meeting was