IRF Statements & Policies

IRF Condemns Disruption of Prayers at the "Ezrat Yisrael" and Calls on Israeli Government to Implement the Kotel Compromise

July 19, 2021

The International Rabbinic Fellowship expresses its deep dismay that Orthodox teenagers affiliated with the right wing Liba organization, aggressively disrupted the services of non-Orthodox communities on Tisha Be-Av eve at the egalitarian section of the Kotel known as Ezrat Yisrael.

IRF Calls For Responsible Rhetoric and Actions From All Sides During the Current Attempt to Form A Coalition Government in Israel

June 6, 2021

The International Rabbinic Fellowship, as an organization, does not, in principle, publicly express views on internal political issues in Israel, which are rightly the province of its citizens to decide through its elected representatives. Thus, we take no position on the current coalition building efforts and who should form the next government.

IRF Affirms Solidarity with the State and People of Israel

May 11, 2021

The International Rabbinic Fellowship reaffirms its solidarity with the State and people of Israel as they absorb indiscriminate rocket fire aimed at civilian targets in the southern and central parts of the country.

IRF Mourns the Passing of Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, ZT"L

April 8, 2021

With great sorrow, the International Rabbinic Fellowship joins Klal Yisrael in mourning the loss of our dear friend and colleague Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, z”l.

IRF Statement on the the Recent Conversion Ruling of the Israeli Supreme Court

March 7, 2021

The International Rabbinic Fellowship, as a deeply committed Modern-Orthodox and Zionist organization, wholly supports the vision of the State of Israel as a Jewish-Democratic state that, in addition to being the home of all its citizens, is deeply connected to the entire Jewish people throughout the world, whatever their religious affiliation and identification. As such it must be open, welcoming and supportive of all law abiding citizens who dwell in its borders and to the entire spectrum of Jews throughout the world.