Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil

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

Yachad Placed Second in FEGS Haym Salomon Arts Awards Competition

June 14, 2012, by

A piece of art created by Yachad’s DayHab, led by Vocational Services Coordinator Sara Kramer, placed second in the FEGS Haym Salomon Arts Awards Competition. The work, entitled “Our Beautiful World,” will hang in the Visions of a Greener World exhibition at the UJA-Federation of New York Building Gallery from June 11-August 24. The participants […]

Zero Tolerance, Zero Seichel

June 14, 2012, by

OU Managing Director Rabbi Steven Burg and Torah Content Editor Rabbi Jack Abramowitz jointly penned an op-ed about zero-tolerance policies in schools entitled “Zero Tolerance, Zero Seichel.” This op-ed ties into the recent case of Jessica Barba, who was suspended over an anti-bullying YouTube message she created. Among the papers that picked up this piece […]

Nusach Sepharad Version of the Koren Sacks Siddur

June 14, 2012, by

OU Press is pleased to announce that Koren Publishers in Israel has just come out with a Nusach Sepharad version of the popular Koren Sacks Siddur, which contains Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks‘ outstanding English translation and commentary.  The siddur is co-published by OU Press, and is available to OU employees at a discount. The siddur […]

LA Yachad Oscars

June 7, 2012, by

On May 29, LA Yachad held its annual end-of-year event, The LA Yachad Oscars. With a red carpet, black tie attire and a festive ambiance, the program was fit for the stars. The evening was in special tribute to long-time LA Yachad coordinator Perri Tabak, who will be stepping down after 10 years of service. […]

The Latest Jewish Action Is Out

June 7, 2012, by

The latest edition of Jewish Action is out, featuring a striking cover and cover story on “Why Can’t We All Get Along?” In this thought-provoking symposium on Jewish unity, leading rabbis and thinkers across the Orthodox spectrum take a hard look at the deep divisions in contemporary Orthodox life and offer their candid views of […]

Celebrate Israel Parade – There’s an OU for You

June 7, 2012, by

Nearly 500 OU lay leaders, staffers, OU shul members, a huge Yachad contingent, NCSYers and more jubilantly marched up Fifth Avenue in New York in last Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade. Leading the OU group was an immense billboard on a truck, with the slogan “There’s an OU for YOU”, and featuring the OU’s three pillars […]

May 30 Security Seminar

June 7, 2012, by

On Wednesday, May 30, over 50 attendees representing 20,000 students and synagogue congregants in New Jersey participated in a interactive presentation by Michael Dailey of the US Department of Homeland Security as part of a day-long seminar discussing enhanced security techniques. Josh Pruzansky, OU NJ Director of Political Affairs and Public Policy, who organized the […]

OU’s West Coast Region Annual Awards Banquet

May 31, 2012, by

The Annual Awards Banquet of the OU’s West Coast Region will be held on Tuesday, June 19 at the Sephardic Temple in Los Angeles. The event honors Rivka and Raphy Nissel (Keter Shem Tov Award), Tzvika and Sarah Nissel, Chaim and Dahlia Nissel and Erez and Rikki Nissel (Dor L’Dor honorees), and Rabbi Y. Boruch […]

Harry H. Beren ASKOU Outreach Program Will Present “Kashrut in the Community”

May 31, 2012, by

OU Kosher‘s Harry H. Beren ASKOU Outreach Program will present “Kashrut in the Community” for advanced rabbinical students June 4 -19 at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. The program will focus on state-of-the-art practical aspects of that halacha in a world of ever-changing food technology. The faculty will consist of experts […]

Yachad Oscars

May 24, 2012, by

Members of Los Angeles Yachad, their parents, family and friends will be walking the “red carpet” at this year’s Yachad Oscars, Tuesday, May 29. This black-tie event will honor the accomplishments of the concluding year, while spoofing the real Oscar ceremonies that are held in Los Angeles. Perri Tabak, Director of Los Angeles Yachad, who […]