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Advocacy2021-02-01T21:01:04-05:00

For over a century, the National Council of Young Israel has been at the forefront of American and Israel advocacy and activism on behalf of the American Jewish community. Driven by its desire to promote and preserve Torah-true Judaism and the Jewish State, the National Council of Young Israel regularly speaks out on political issues that impact the Jewish community, both in the United States and in Israel. It frequently engages governmental leaders when important legislative matters arise, and it often facilitates political advocacy efforts among its members when the situation warrants swift and decisive action from American Jewry.

National Council of Young Israel Releases Tishrei Torah Journal

September 19, 2022|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Releases Tishrei Torah Journal

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today released its Tishrei Torah Journal, which is the fourth publication in a series of Torah Journals by the international synagogue organization (a photo of the cover is [...]

National Council of Young Israel Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Carson v. Makin

June 22, 2022|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Carson v. Makin

June 21, 2022   Contact: Aaron Troodler (888) 897-7450   NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG ISRAEL STATEMENT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN CARSON V. MAKIN    The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today applauded [...]

National Council of Young Israel Expresses Concern About New White House Press Secretary’s Previous Positions Regarding Israel

May 17, 2022|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Expresses Concern About New White House Press Secretary’s Previous Positions Regarding Israel

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today expressed concern regarding positions pertaining to Israel expressed in the past by Karine Jean-Pierre, who was recently promoted by President Biden to be Assistant to the President [...]

Pesach Torah Journal

April 8, 2022|Comments Off on Pesach Torah Journal

The National Council of Young Israel is excited to share with you the latest installment in our Torah Journal Series - the Pesach Torah Journal, with Divrie Torah from various YI Rabbanim throughout the [...]

National Council of Young Israel – Shul Survey

February 16, 2022|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel – Shul Survey

Nishma Research is offering a special opportunity to our branches. They will be conducting a shul member survey, and any branch that wants to get a FREE survey of their members is welcome to participate. [...]

Newlyweds Networking

February 16, 2022|Comments Off on Newlyweds Networking

NCYI is proud to announce a new program called Newlyweds Networking run by our National Program Director Avi Frier, in conjunction with YUConnects. Stay tuned for a Newlyweds Networking event coming to your shul in [...]

National Council of Young Israel Congratulates Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt on White House Menorah Lighting Honor

December 2, 2021|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Congratulates Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt on White House Menorah Lighting Honor

The National Council of Young Israel today issued the following statement congratulating Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, who was selected by the White House to light the Chanukah menorah tonight alongside President Joe Biden, First Lady [...]

National Council of Young Israel Releases Chanukah Torah Journal

November 29, 2021|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Releases Chanukah Torah Journal

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today released its Chanukah Torah Journal, which is the second publication in a series of Torah Journals by the international synagogue organization (a photo of the cover is [...]

IYIM: A Year in Review

October 20, 2021|Comments Off on IYIM: A Year in Review

Click here to read the full IYIM A Year in Review! Dear Friends, As the Jewish year of תשפ"א comes to a close, we are excited to announce the renewal of our partnership with [...]

Dr. Rachel Levmore, Director of the “Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project” Run by the Young Israel – Israel Region (Yisrael Hatzair), Invited to Publish with Internationally Acclaimed Oxford University Press

October 12, 2021|Comments Off on Dr. Rachel Levmore, Director of the “Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project” Run by the Young Israel – Israel Region (Yisrael Hatzair), Invited to Publish with Internationally Acclaimed Oxford University Press

Dr. Rachel Levmore is the director of the Young Israel – Israel Region’s “Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project.” She is a leading Rabbinical Court Advocate – licensed by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel – and [...]

Tishrei Torah Journal 5782

September 2, 2021|Comments Off on Tishrei Torah Journal 5782

Dear Friends, Tshuva, Tefillah, and Tzedaka form the central themes of our Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur prayers. The NCYI Annual Tishrei Torah Journal (Formerly High Holiday Booklet) will provide insights into the importance of Tshuva and recognizing its significance [...]

National Council of Young Israel Condemns Antisemitic Defacement at Young Israel Synagogue in Israel

August 2, 2021|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Condemns Antisemitic Defacement at Young Israel Synagogue in Israel

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today condemned an antisemitic incident that occurred at the Young Israel of Bnei Brak in Israel over the weekend. Congregants arriving at the synagogue on Saturday morning found [...]

Tragedy In Surfside

June 25, 2021|Comments Off on Tragedy In Surfside

June 24, 2021 To: Young Israel Branch Membership From: Rabbi David Warshaw, President, NCYI RE: Tragedy In Surfside Please share with your Branch list serve The tragic events of the collapse of the Champlain Towers Condominium [...]

National Council of Young Israel Congratulates New Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

June 13, 2021|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Congratulates New Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

The National Council of Young Israel issued the following statement today after Israel’s new government was sworn in:    The National Council of Young Israel offers it heartfelt congratulations to Naftali Bennett on being sworn [...]

Young Israel Synagogue Raises Over $220,00 for Israel

June 10, 2021|Comments Off on Young Israel Synagogue Raises Over $220,00 for Israel

During the recent conflict in Israel, the terrorist organization Hamas fired over 4,300 rockets at Israeli cities and population centers. The constant barrage of rockets that relentlessly pounded Israel throughout Operation Guardian of the Walls [...]

National Council of Young Israel Congratulates President-Elect Isaac Herzog of Israel

June 3, 2021|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Congratulates President-Elect Isaac Herzog of Israel

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG ISRAEL CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT-ELECT ISAAC HERZOG OF ISRAEL    The National Council of Young Israel issued the following statement today following Isaac Herzog’s election as Israel’s next president:    The National Council [...]

NCYI Presents new Series – “4 Minutes of Torah”

May 12, 2021|Comments Off on NCYI Presents new Series – “4 Minutes of Torah”

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) is proud to present a new series  called "4 Minutes of Torah." Each week, NCYI will share a Torah video from one of our branch Rabbanim with a [...]

Young Israel Synagogues Help People Get Covid-19 Vaccines

May 3, 2021|Comments Off on Young Israel Synagogues Help People Get Covid-19 Vaccines

After Covid-19 vaccines started becoming available in New York and it quickly became apparent that securing a vaccine appointment presented a huge challenge, the Young Israel of Oceanside and the Young Israel of West Hempstead [...]

2,000 Mishloach Manot Packages Distributed to IDF Soldiers on Purim Through Young Israel Program

March 5, 2021|Comments Off on 2,000 Mishloach Manot Packages Distributed to IDF Soldiers on Purim Through Young Israel Program

IDF soldiers throughout Israel had extra reason to smile on Purim after receiving Mishloach Manot packages through a program organized by American Friends of Yisrael Hatzair, in cooperation with the National Council of Young Israel [...]

National Council Of Young Israel Announces Addition Of Naomi Korn Gold And Janet Hod To Board Of Directors

March 4, 2021|Comments Off on National Council Of Young Israel Announces Addition Of Naomi Korn Gold And Janet Hod To Board Of Directors

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today announced that Naomi Korn Gold and Janet Hod have joined its Board of Directors. Korn Gold and Hod were elected by the Board of Directors to fill [...]

National Council of Young Israel Elects New Board

February 23, 2021|Comments Off on National Council of Young Israel Elects New Board

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today announced that a new Board of Directors has been elected to lead the organization. The 17 new board members, who represent 17 different Young Israel branches throughout [...]

Young Israel Hosts Program on Reopening Synagogues Safely During the Pandemic – Tremendous job by Rabbi Hammer!

July 23, 2020|Comments Off on Young Israel Hosts Program on Reopening Synagogues Safely During the Pandemic – Tremendous job by Rabbi Hammer!

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) presented a program via Zoom which focused on how synagogues can safely reopen during the Covid-19 pandemic. On July 21st, representatives of forty shuls from throughout the United [...]