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The Beltway Vaad

The Beltway VAAD is a council of local, Orthodox, pulpit clergy, supporting one another as we serve the spiritual needs of our congregants and the larger community. Guided by a set of shared core values, our VAAD aims to provide our communities with religious education, spiritual leadership, kosher supervision, and a Beit Din for conversion and other relevant matters. Our VAAD provides clergy support and works in partnership with a lay advisory council to address communal concerns and interests.

Incorporating Members:
Rabbi Haim Ovadia, Sephardic Liaison
Rabbi Nissan Antine, Education Coordinator
Maharat Ruth Friedman, Conversion Coordinator
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Kashrut Administrator
Rabbi Joel Tessler, International Liaison
Rabbi Uri Topolosky, Chair

To learn more about the Beltway VAAD, please visit their official website: