Agudath Israel of the Five Towns
Agudath Israel of the Five Towns
מקדש צבי יחיאל


Mechiras Chometz and Maos Chitim
The process for Mechiras Chometz will obviously be different this year. We will not be doing the normal kinyan appointing me as your agent.

Please print and return this shtar to me one of these three ways:
  1. By dropping off the Shtar Harsha’a (the power of attorney) in my mailbox.
  2. Mailing the Shtar Harsha’a (the power of attorney) to my home. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL IT TO THE SHUL. Contact me if you need my address.
  3. Scanning and emailing the Shtar Harsha’a to me. Again, contact me if you need my email address.
I will not be arranging any mechira in the shul or at my home. Please use one of the above methods.

If for some reason the above methods are not practical, you may email a detailed directive with your name, address and approximate location of the chometz or call 516.374.5364 and leave a message with the above information.

Getting the necessary monies to those who need will be all the more important. Please plan to get the maos chittim to me in a timely fashion.
Please do not use the shul's donation page. Send Zelle payments to and make sure to leave a note explaining what it's for.

B'birchas chag kasher v'sameach.

Rabbi Yitzchok D. Frankel

Twentieth Annual Dinner
NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the annual dinner has been postponed. Please watch out for a new date

Please save the date, Sunday, March 15, 2020, for our Twentieth Annual Dinner.
For details and to place an ad or make reservations, please visit our dinner page.

Shabbos Morning Youth Groups
Please note that youth groups are cancelled until further notice.

Shul Mailing List
To subscribe to receive emails from the shul, please fill out this form.

Simcha Hall Rentals
Our beautiful simcha hall is available for your next party.
You can see some pictures here. To book the room or for more information, please contact us.

You Can Now Make Donations Online!
Don't have the time to honor your pledge with a check and an envelope?
Can't find a stamp? No problem! Fulfill your pledges and other donations online!

Become a Member
Membership is only $900 per year and includes two seats for the Yomim Noraim.
Our membership year coincides with the Hebrew calendar year and runs from Tishrei through Elul.
If you join mid-year, you only pay a pro-rated portion of dues for that year.
Please print out this form and return it to us. You can mail it in, or email it to

Five Towns Vaad List (Updated February 2020)
Download the latest listing of Kosher Establishments in the Five Towns / Far Rockaway under the supervision of the Vaad of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.
Get the list here.

Schedule of Shiurim
Click here for a complete schedule of shiurim.

Machat Shel Yad on Bamidbar and Rus
Click here to read a review of Machat shel Yad on Megillas Rus, recently published in Yated Ne'eman.

Check out Rabbi Frankel's commentary on the chumash.
Two new volumes on Sefer Bamidbar and Megillas Rus are now available.
They're available locally, on or at Judaica Press.

New to the Neighborhood?
If you have recently moved into the neighborhood, or are living here a while and aren't registered to vote yet,
please download a voter registration form and register to vote!
This will enable you to vote locally on Election Day and also to vote in local school board elections.

Gan Ami is not affiliated with Agudath Israel of the Five Towns

508 Peninsula Boulevard, Cedarhurst, NY 11516 *** (516) 374-5364 *** Email