OU’s Rabbi Weil to Speak at Harvard, 4/23

April 10, 2012

OU’S RABBI WEIL TO ADDRESS “THE TWO GREATEST CHALLENGES FACING ORTHODOX JEWRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY;” APRIL 23 AT HARVARD

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Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, will address the Harvard University Jewish community during his first official visit to the prestigious campus on Monday, April 23 as part of the OU’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Rabbi Weil will discuss “The Two Greatest Challenges Facing Orthodox Jewry in the 21st Century.”

The shiur (class) will be held at the Harvard Hillel, 52 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge.

Rabbi Ben and Rabbanit Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, the JLIC Torah Educators at Harvard, will be the program’s hosts.

Rabbi and Rabbanit Greenberg declared, “We are thrilled to be hosting Rabbi Weil at Harvard through JLIC. Rabbi Weil is one of the foremost rabbinic thinkers in America today and it is through his vision and support that JLIC at Harvard has thrived for the past three years. It is a privilege to be able to introduce our students to some of the great Torah personalities and to have an opportunity to not only read what they write or listen to them online but to meet them in person and have a chance to ask them questions directly.”

They also noted, “Rabbi Weil’s topic — that of the challenges facing Orthodox Jewry in the 21st century — is a very apt one for the Orthodox undergraduates and graduate students at Harvard. Our students grapple with these challenges in a very real way in their daily lives as they go about studying and pursuing their academic careers at the most prestigious university in North America and to be able to hear insights and practical applications from a true rabbinic leader, a person with great dynamism and thoughtfulness, is a true privilege.”

For further information on the shiur, contact Rabbanit Weiss-Greenberg at {encode=”mailto:sharon@hillel.harvard.edu” title=”sharon@hillel.harvard.edu”}.

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