Photo: Meeting at Agudath Israel’s Yeshiva Services Division


The Committee of NYC Religious and Independent School Officials met yesterday to discuss various important matters.

The committee is chaired by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Agudath Israel’s Executive Vice President, and the event was hosted at the Agudah’s National Headquarters.

Among the subjects discussed were the implementation of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) in New York State, a groundbreaking new education law, easing the roll-out of the new Security Guard program for nonpublic schools, and an initiative surrounding the fingerprinting of nonpublic school staff.

Pictured above, around the table, are (L-R) Mr. Michael J. Coppotelli, Archdiocese of New York; Mrs. Anne-Marie Baumis, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn; Reb Isaac Sofer, Alliance for Yeshiva Education Schools; Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Agudath Israel of America; Mr. Avrohom Weinstock, Agudath Israel of America; Mrs. Deborah Zachai, Agudath Israel of America; Mrs. Sara Seligson, Jewish Education Project; and Mrs. Judy Oppenheim, Jewish Education Project.



  1. There are many great orgs, but Agudah is only org at “the table” that works with and represents everyone from yu to chassidish and yeshivish and everyone between and takes marching orders from gedolim, period.