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Shalom,

Thank you for visiting the website of the International Rabbinic Fellowship. We hope that you will look around, learn more about the IRF’s vision and mission, and consider how you can join us in creating a vibrant Jewish future.

 

The IRF is a group of Orthodox Rabbis, Clergy and Spiritual leaders who join together to learn and grow professionally. Together we study Torah, engage in open and respectful discussion, and advocate policies and implement actions on behalf of the Jewish people and humankind.

 

The IRF is made up of men and women. We are from Israel and Chutz L’aretz. We are politically diverse and committed to a diversity of thought. We work in shuls, schools, camps, Hillels, and so much more. And we come together around a shared vision of a loving, open, and accessible Orthodoxy.

 

We are committed to the professional and spiritual growth and well-being of our members. As such we are dedicated to providing guidance, programming ideas and general support to IRF members. We do so via conferences, sharing resources, a members only listserve and a growing number shiurim open to IRF members.


We are committed to:

  1. The creation of space where every participant feels comfortable voicing her or his opinion. A space where questions are always celebrated.
     

  2. Bringing together Orthodox rabbis from the Golah and from Israel to put a wide range of opinions on the table in terms of Halakha, Hashkafa and public policy.
     

  3. Respecting the right, responsibility and autonomy of individual rabbis to decide matters of halakha for their communities.
     

  4. Religious Zionism, recognizing the centrality of the Land of Israel and the State of Israel to world Jewry.
     

  5. Affirming the shared divine image (tzelem Elokim) of all people, our responsibility to improve the world and our capacity to be enriched by it.

Please feel free to contact any of the IRF leadership if you have any questions of if the IRF can be of assistance to you.

Rabbi Jordan Soffer

November 2020

Recent Statements

IRF Condemns The Events at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC and All Incitement of Violence

January 07, 2021

The breach of the Capitol building in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, together with the unlawful trespass, violence and intimidation by some supporters of President Trump are cause for alarm for us all and threaten the very concept of a peaceful transfer of power which is at the heart of our American democracy.

IRF Mourns the Passing of Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin zt"l

December 24, 2020

The International Rabbinic Fellowship together with the whole house of Israel mourns the passing of Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin zt"l at the age of 75 in Jerusalem. R. Henkin was one of the leading poskim (halakhic decisors) of the Modern-Orthodox community, a towering and courageous talmid chacham and a halakhic address for many members of the IRF.

IRF Mourns the Passing of Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz zt"l

December 20, 2020

The International Rabbinic Fellowship joins the entire community in mourning the passing of Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz zt"l at the age of 95.

IRF Mourns Passing of Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, zt"l

November 7, 2020

The International Rabbinic Fellowship joins the whole house of Israel in mourning the passing of Rabbi Dovid Feinstein zt"l, one of the leading poskim (halakhic decisors) in the United States.

IRF membership

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IRF mission

The IRF brings together Orthodox Rabbis to:

  • engage in serious study of Torah and Halacha,
     

  • join in open and respectful discussion, and
     

  • advocate for policies and implement actions on behalf of world Jewry and humankind.

IRF support

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