The Rabbinical Alliance of America Celebrates the Life of HaRav Gershon Tannenbaum ZT”L

Igud Rosh Chodesh Adar Photo: Shimon Gifter 02.06.2019

Brooklyn, NY    On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim held its Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph dinner and conference in memory of HaRav Gershon Tannenbaum, ZT”L, the highly respected and esteemed Director and Menahel of the RAA/Igud for many years.

The dinner took place at the boardroom of Maimonides Medical Center. The host of the Rosh Chodesh dinner was the Hinvov Rav, Rabbi Avrohom Friedlander, who also serves as the Rav of Maimonides Medical Center and the Bais Medrash of Maimonides Medical Center. The dinner was made possible by the generosity of Mr. Kenneth D. Gibbs, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Maimonides Medical Center, and of Mr. Douglas Jablon, Executive Vice-President for Patient Relations of the Maimonides Medical Center. Close to 80 rabbis, family members and friends of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT”L, were in attendance.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a close friend of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT”L, gave the keynote address illustrating a few of the great accomplishments of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT’L. Assemblyman Hikind continued, reviewing the scourge of anti-Semitism in the United States and sadly bemoaning the reality that a few members of the United States House of Representatives, as well as the leader of Labor Party in England, are not embarrassed to be anti-Semites. Assemblyman Hikind thanked the Igud HaRabbonim for inviting him to speak at Rabbi Tannenbaum’s Yahrzeit observance and said that he looks forward to continuing his near 40-year collaboration with the Igud HaRabbonim in advocating for Klal Yisroel.

Rabbi Aharon Pessin, Av Bais Din Ramoth, Israel, and author of close to 30 Seforim, a close student of Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, gave an incredible and erudite Dvar Torah V’Halacha, which was appreciated by the rabbis and people in attendance.
Rabbi Yosef Chaim Perlman, Dayan Bais Din Igud HaRabbonim, gave a scholarly practical Dvar Halacha on Hilchos Gittin as they appeared before the Bais Din. Rabbi Yehuda Leonard Blank, Rabbi Simcha Silverman and Rabbi Gil Student, Director of the Halacha Commission of the RAA/Igud, announced the establishment of the RAA/Igud’s Chaplaincy Commission in memory of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT”l.

Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT”L, was eulogized by Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Presidium Chairman of the RAA/Igud; Rabbi Yaakov Klass, Presidium Member of the RAA/Igud; Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice-President of the RAA/Igud; the Hinvov Rav, Rabbi Avrohom Friedlander, who also serves as the Rav of Maimonides Medical Center and the Bais Medrash of Maimonides Medical Center, and a close friend and confident of Rabbi Tannenbaum, ZT”L; Rabbi Yehuda Leonard Blank; and by Rabbi Tannenbaum ZT”L’s sons Rabbi Yitzchok Dov Tannenbaum and Rabbi Chaim Zev Tannenbaum.

Pics: Gifter Photos

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Group of Rabbis and family members in attendance at the Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph Seudah and conference L’zecher Nishmas HaRav HaGaon Gershon Tannenbaum, ZT’L

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Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president IGUD/RAA, and Rabbi Aharon Pessin, Av Bais Din Ramoth, Israel and Mechaber/Author close to 30 Seforim and Talmud Muvak of Sar HaTorah Hagaon Rebbe Chaim Kanievsky

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Rabbi Gershon Guttman; Rabbi Menachem Lichtenstein; Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium member, RAA/IGUD and Torah Editor the Jewish Press; Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD; Rabbi Aharon Pessin, Av Bais Din Ramoth, Israel and Mechaber/Author close to 30 Seforim and Talmud Muvak of Sar HaTorah Hagaon Rebbe Chaim Kanievsky; Rabbi Tzvi Mandel; and Rabbi Dovid Katz, Menahel RAA/IGUD.

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Hinvov Rav, Rabbi Avrohom Friedlander, who also serves as the Rav of Maimonides Medical Center and the Bais Medrash of Maimonides Medical Center; and Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD.

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Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD; Assemblyman Dov Hikind; and Rabbi Dovid Katz, Menahel RAA/IGUD.

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Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium member, RAA/IGUD and Torah Editor the Jewish Press; Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president IGUD/RAA; Assemblyman Dov Hikind; Rabbi Dovid Katz, Menahel IGUD/RAA; and Rabbi Joseph Salamon, vice-president RAA/IGUD and chairman Rosh Chodesh Seudah and Conference.

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Rabbi Moish Schmerler, director, RAA/IGUD; Rabbi Chesky Blau; Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD; Assemblyman Dov Hikind; Rabbi Joseph Salamon, vice-president RAA/IGUD and chairman Rosh Chodesh Seudah and Conference.; and Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium member, RAA/IGUD and Torah Editor the Jewish Press.

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Rabbi Yosef Chaim Perlman, Dayan Bais Din Igud HaRabbonim; and Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD.

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Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD; and Rabbi Aharon Pessin, Av Bais Din Ramoth, Israel and Mechaber/Author close to 30 Seforim and Talmud Muvak of Sar HaTorah Hagaon Rebbe Chaim Kanievsky.

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Rabbi Aharon Pessin, Av Bais Din Ramoth, Israel and Mechaber/Author close to 30 Seforim and Talmud Muvak of Sar HaTorah Hagaon Rebbe Chaim Kanievsky giving a shiur at the RAA/IGUD Rosh Chodesh Aleph Suedah and Conference

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Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president IGUD/RAA; Rabbi Aharon Pessin, Av Bais Din Ramoth, Israel and Mechaber/Author close to 30 Seforim and Talmud Muvak of Sar HaTorah Hagaon Rebbe Chaim Kanievsky; Rabbi Joseph Salamon, vice-president RAA/IGUD and chairman Rosh Chodesh Seudah and Conference; Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium member, RAA/IGUD and Torah Editor the Jewish Press; Rabbi Chesky Blau; and Rabbi Dovid Katz, Menahel RAA/IGUD.

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Rabbi Aharon Pessin, Av Bais Din Ramoth, Israel and Mechaber/Author close to 30 Seforim and Talmud Muvak of Sar HaTorah Hagaon Rebbe Chaim Kanievsky answering questions at the RAA/IGUD Rosh Chodesh Aleph Suedah and Conference.

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Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium member, RAA/IGUD and Torah Editor the Jewish Press; and Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD.

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Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, presidium chairman, RAA/IGUD; Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president RAA/IGUD; Rabbi Yitzvhok Dov Tannenbaum; Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium member, RAA/IGUD; and Rabbi Chaim Zev Tannenbaum.

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Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, presidium chairman, RAA/IGUD speaking at the Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph Seudah and Conference.

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a group photo of a few of the Rabbonim in attendance at the RAA/IGUD Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph Seudah and Conference.

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Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the RAA/IGUD opening and welcoming the attendees to the RAA/IGUD Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph Seudah and Conference.

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