IRF Statements & Policies

IRF Expresses Its Support for LGBTQ+ Members of Our Community

September 07, 2022

The International Rabbinic Fellowship, a membership organization of several hundred Orthodox rabbis, communal scholars, clergy and educators, affirms that LGBTQ+ Jews are treasured and beloved members of our schools, shuls, and families.

IRF Mourns the Passing of Rabbi Professor David Weiss Halivni z”l

July 3, 2022

The International Rabbinic Fellowship (IRF) mourns the passing of Rabbi Professor David Weiss Halivni z"l (1927-2022) a gadol ba-Torah, a great Torah scholar, who served as a bridge between European Jewish life and American Jewish life.

IRF Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim and Condemns Extremism

May 30, 2022

We join with Jews all over the world in thanking God for the miraculous victory of Israel in the Six Day War when the entire Jewish world feared for the survival of the Jewish state, for the gift of a return of Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem after 2,000 years and access to our holy sites that was denied to us for so many centuries.

IRF Condems Recent Terror Attacks and Stands in Solidarity With the State of Israel and the People of Israel

March 29, 2022

The International Rabbinic Fellowship condemns the horrific terror attacks in Israel, in Bnei Brak, Hadera, and Beer Sheva resulting in the brutal murder of 11 Israelis and foreign nationals.

IRF Mourns Passing of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky zt"l

March 20, 2022

The International Rabbinic Fellowship, joins with the rest of the Jewish world in mourning the passing of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky zt"l.