Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil is Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union.

Shabbat 2014

October 31, 2014, by

Jews in 212 cities in 33 countries observed Shabbat together last week and the OU and its Community Engagement and Synagogue Services Department were right there supporting them. Parashat Noach saw the successful launch of Shabbat 2014. It’s an OU initiative to assist communities across the continent with programming for the Shabbos Project, which went […]

OU Welcomes New Member Synagogues

October 28, 2014, by

The OU welcomes three new member synagogues: the Young Israel of Teaneck, NJ; Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem, Montreal; and Congregation Dor Tikvah, Charleston, SC.

Yachad/NJCD 5K Run/Walk November 9

October 27, 2014, by

Yachad/NJCD is coordinating a 5K run/walk in Riverside Park in Manhattan, Sunday morning, November 9. All members of the OU family are invited to participate in this exciting event. A 5K is only 3.1 miles, so even participating at a normal walking pace should take no more than an hour or so. Children of all […]

OU National Convention 2014 December 26 – 28, 2014

October 3, 2014, by

The OU National Convention 2014 will be held Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28 at the Tarrytown Doubletree in Tarrytown, NY. The convention, whose theme is Global Jewish Unity, is being chaired by Dr. Shimmy Tennenbaum. This inspirational and informative weekend will provide the opportunity for participants to interact with leaders on the global […]

OU’s Shnayim Mikra Series

September 19, 2014, by

The OU’s Shnayim Mikra series will be arriving at inboxes worldwide (by request) starting with parshas Bereshis. Each week, Shnayim Mikra will offer seven shiurim corresponding to the seven aliyos of the parsha. The series is designed to facilitate the weekly review of the Torah portion, as is brought down in the halacha. Contributors include […]

Four New OU Publications Are Out

September 12, 2014, by

Four new issues of OU publications are out, including the fall 2014 Jewish Action and supplements from NCSY and OU Alumni, as well as the latestConsumer Daf HaKashrusfrom OU Kosher. Enjoy a digital version of Jewish Action here, and NCSY’s Ignite here. For the inaugural issue of Reunion, click here. It’s new for alumni of the OU’s youth programs, including NCSY, Jewish Learning […]

Fall 2014 Jewish Action Now Available

September 4, 2014, by

The fall edition of the OU’s Jewish Action magazine is out, with a cover story on the new entrepreneurs. Here are just a few of the features you will find: The New Entrepreneur by Bayla Sheva Brenner Why the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and booming in the Orthodox community. My Abba, Rav Ovadia […]

An Overwhelming Experience

August 26, 2014, by

We were overwhelmed and shaken by meeting the Tragerman family this afternoon during a shiva visit. Hearing their story as well as the story of their friends and family who have committed their lives to making the desert bloom, building Israel and building the Jewish people was a source of inspiration. The hug and embrace […]