Agudath Israel of Missouri was formed in 2022 to serve as the voice and arm of the Orthodox Jewish community. It is the newest regional branch of the Agudath Israel of America, which was founded in 1922 to serve as Orthodox Jewry’s umbrella organization. With national and DC oﬃces, and regional branches serving the entire country, Agudath Israel – also called Agudas Yisroel or the Agudah – advocates for its constituents at federal, state, and local levels. The Agudah and its many divisions provide social, educational, and youth services to its constituents, continuing a century-long tradition of championing the evolving needs of Orthodox Jewish life in America.
Since its inception, Agudath Israel of America has operated under the guidance and ongoing involvement of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America, the Council of Torah Sages. Agudath Israel of America is keenly attuned to the American Jewish community’s challenges and triumphs, and has helped our communities grow, thrive, and advance through changing times.
Along with its coalition partners, in 2021 Agudath Israel successfully advocated for the passage of a tax credit scholarship program in Missouri and was recently authorized to operate an Educational Assistance Organization (EAO) to implement the program by providing scholarships to eligible students.