We at Agudas Yisroel joined in the shock created by the sudden Petirah of R’ Mendy Klein z”l, and in the sense of loss felt by all who knew and loved him. Besides being a true friend, Mendy was the paradigm of an Agudist: he worried about the Klal at large and individuals specifically, all in consultation with Gedolei Yisroel. It was this approach, along with his sense of Achrayus and purpose that we hoped to highlight when bestowing a much deserved honor upon Mendy at our upcoming Movement in Time event.
Although it would be our preference to place the dinner campaign on hold, and take stock of the great loss we have all suffered, Mendy taught us that adversity is not to be shied way from, but confronted head on. With that in mind, and in consultation with his family and friends, we have elected to continue the campaign, and will pay tribute to Mendy and his legacy instead.
As with every decision of import undertaken by The Agudah, we turned to Gedolei Yisroel for guidance on our path forward, and we have the Zechus to pass on the words of Chaver HaMoetzes R’ Shmuel Kaminetzky shlit”a in the video at https://movement.theagudah.org/ .