Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil

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

The Week at a Glance

June 6, 2011, by

I was at the Congregation Keter Torah (“the Roemer shul”) in Teaneck this past Shabbos, where I spoke on the topic of “Judaism’s Greatest Lightning Rod.” The greatest divide in Judaism today can be typified by how one looks at the nazir – is he an aberration or an ideal? There is a famous machlokes as to whether or […]

Shylock Redux

June 2, 2011, by

For those who have requested a link to “Shylock, Shakespeare and the Jews: Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice,” the program we co-sponsored at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, I am pleased to tell you that it is now available online here. Enjoy!

NCSY and SKA to Berlin

June 2, 2011, by

A dozen high school girls from New York NCSY and the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls spent a week with peers at the Lauder Yeshurun Midrasha Berlin. The program was spearheaded by Regional Director Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, who had previously brought students to work with the Lauder Foundation as part of NCSY’s JOLTSummer Program. Said Rabbi Lightstone, “Any time there […]

“OU Kosher Coming” Goes to Schools

June 2, 2011, by

OU Kosher Coming, a program under the direction of Rabbi Eliyahu Safran that sends kashrus representatives to speak in all types of schools, yeshivas and seminaries, has recently received glowing feedback from some of its audiences. Rabbi Dov Schreier addressed 8th graders at the Westchester Day School as part of their kashrus curriculum. Rabbi Stephen Knapp, the Assistant Principal […]

OU Kosher Meets with Paris Consistoire:

May 26, 2011, by

Earlier this month, OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack and COO Rabbi Moshe Elefant traveled to France to meet with the Paris Consistoire’s highest officials. Formed in 1808 by Napoleon to organize the Jewish communities, the Paris Consistoire is the most important local Consistoire and includes Jews living in the capital and its suburbs. Rabbis Genack and Elefant were invited to […]

You’re Hired!

May 26, 2011, by

Ever since the economy turned a few years back, the OU Job Board has been one of the busiest offices in the organization, providing essential services and hosting the most heavily-trafficked section of the OU web site. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that 16 candidates were hired on the spot at the recent OU Job Board Staten Island […]

NJCD/Yachad 25th Annual Family Shabbaton

May 19, 2011, by

Last weekend, NJCD/Yachad hosted their 25th Annual Family Shabbaton at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Appropriately enough, there were 613 people in attendance, including more than 100 Yachad participants. The annual Family Shabbaton provides the parents and siblings of special-needs individuals with support groups, networking, and individual time with caring professionals, who are leaders in the field. […]

Professionals Gather to Confer Kosher

May 19, 2011, by

Earlier this week, OU Kosher held its annual Mashgiach Conference at the Renaissance Ballroom in Boro Park. The conference brought together over 125 Rabbis from headquarters and from the field in order to learn about the latest in the realm of OU Kosher as well as to network, exchange information, and enjoy each other’s company. The informative […]

OU Reps Guests at White House Reception

May 19, 2011, by

This week, representatives of the OU attended a reception at The White House hosted byPresident Obama in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. Among the guests from theOU were IPA chair Yehuda Neuberger, IPA Director Nathan Diament and OU KosherCEO Rabbi Menachem Genack. (Other noteworthy attendees included Ambassador Michael Oren, Supreme Court Justices Breyer and Ginsburg, YU president Richard Joel and the incomparable Elie Wiesel.) In his remarks, […]