[Communicated] Irgun Kvod Shomayim (“IKS”) is a tax-exempt organization that campaigns for Acheinu Beis Yisroel to improve our behavior and conduct in shul. IKS is a grassroots effort started by a few individuals (all of whom work full time elsewhere and volunteer their efforts for the organization) who want to restore the supremacy of kvod shomayim and make it foremost in people’s minds. Our goal is to inspire people to improve their actions that recognize Him and show Him respect and refrain from behaviors that detract from it.
Our current campaign involves encouraging people to concretize their commitment to end Hashem’s pain by publicly pledging to refrain from talking and to turn off cell phones during davening. In support of this action, IKS has gathered numerous short audio clips from Gedolei Yisroel requesting that people take these pledges, bli neder, and STOP the greatest tzaar haShchinah. These brief audio clips are available in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, and can be accessed via telephone at 1-855-400-5164 (in Israel at 1-809-315670) and via our website atwww.KvodShomayim.org. Hear directly from the Gedolei Yisroel about this most important effort.