OU’s Rabbi Weil to Speak at Young Israel of Brookline, 4/15-16

April 8, 2011

OU’S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, RABBI STEVEN WEIL, TO SERVE AS SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE AT YOUNG ISRAEL OF BROOKLINE, ON SABBATH PRECEDING PASSOVER

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Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Steven Weil will serve as Scholar–in-Residence at the Young Israel of Brookline, an OU-member congregation and the largest Orthodox synagogue in New England, the weekend of April 15-16, Shabbat HaGadol, the Sabbath preceding Passover.

He will speak on Passover and a variety of other themes during the duration of Shabbat.

On Friday night, his topic will be “What a Strange Choice,” referring to a shiur (lecture) on the Seder and Haggadah. On Shabbat morning, Rabbi Weil will deliver the sermon on “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Jewish Version.” In a shiur before the Mincha service, he will address “Themes of the Haggadah,” while at seuda shlishit, the third Sabbath meal, Rabbi Weil will speak on “Addressing the Day School Crises: Looking at a Few Game Changing Opportunities and Some Best Practices.”

Rabbi Dr. Gershon C. Gewirtz of the congregation declared, “The Young Israel of Brookline community is honored to welcome Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union as our Shabbos HaGadol Scholar-in-Residence. Both scholar and national leader, Rabbi Weil brings to us his unique perspectives and insights regarding Pesach, Haggadah, and the contemporary challenges and emerging opportunities confronting Jewish family life and the day school.”

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