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The Vaad Harabonim of Queens was founded over fifty years ago by Rabbis who shared a common vision. Seeking to unite the growing Orthodox Jewish community under the banner of Mitzvah observance, they envisioned an organization that would pool their efforts to create and maintain the institutions of a Torah community.
With the combined strength of their respective kehilos, the organization of Vaad has ensured the community of a standard of kashrus observance that would be accepted by all. It formed a Chevra Kadisha that has actively promoted halachic funeral practices, providing its services to thousands who otherwise would likely not have been buried in the Jewish tradition. The Vaad's Bais Din is known far and wide for its integrity. A true community Bais Din, it provides an affordable venue for Dinei Torah and ensures that the Gittin and Piskei Din are correct and just beyond reproach.
Having grown over the years to include Rabbonim throughout Queens and many Long Island communities, the Vaad has become a great uniting force. It has developed into the organization that would represent the needs and concerns of the kehila to government officials. It is the forum in which our Rabbonim debate issues that are critical to us all, often achieving a communal solution.
Unifying us under the banner of Mitzvah observance and uniting us in our response to the many challenges that we face, the Vaad has brought us a true measure of achdus. It has been a source of Kiddush Hashem that we can all take pride in The Vaad is also a not-for-profit organization in the truest sense. Members serve on a strictly voluntary basis. They contribute their time and effort for the benefit of the community.