Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Director, New York Government Relations at Agudath Israel of America, spoke to the high school boys at Yeshiva Tiferet Tzion in Queens on Wednesday, February 1, about the importance of voting. The talk coincided with the Agudah Voting Project, which aims to register high school seniors. New York State law allows 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register as voters, allowing them immediate voting privileges on their 18th birthday. “The goal of this project is for the Agudah to register as many New York City students as possible in advance of the New York City primary elections this coming June,” said Rabbi Silber.

The primaries in June will see various elected offices up for grabs from the Mayor down to many of his City Council members, and other high-profile offices in between, including Queens Borough President. If you would like an Agudah representative to visit your child’s school to register their peers, please call 212-797-9000, extension 218, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you voted in any manner for the City Council race in District 24, please add your name under your shul’s icon at votequeens.org. Over 350 community members have already added their names; why not add yours, too!