OU PRESIDENT STEPHEN J. SAVITSKY TO VISIT JEWISH COMMUNITY OF MONTREAL, SHABBAT WEEKEND OF JUNE 4-5
Orthodox Union President Stephen J. Savitsky will be crossing the border for his first Shabbat visit to the Jewish community of Montreal as part of his official Presidential Tour of Jewish communities across North America.
The trip will take place the weekend of June 4-5, Shabbat Parshat Shelach. President Savitsky will be giving a series of talks to the Montreal Jewish community to strengthen the OU’s relationship with the community and see how the OU can use its resources to better serve the growing needs of the community.
Shabbat morning, Mr. Savitsky will be giving a morning drasha (in-depth lecture on the Torah) at Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem (6519 Baily Road, Cote-Saint-Luc) at 10:30 a.m. on the topic of “Orthodox Jewry at the Crossroads-Will We Meet the Challenges?”
Following services at Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff (223 Harrow Crescent, Hampstead) at 11:45 a.m., Mr. Savitsky will speak at the shul’s kiddush on “Facing the Demands of Orthodox Jewry in the Next Generation.”
President Savitsky will be the guest speaker at the NCSY Seudah Shlishit (the third Shabbat meal), held at the home of Rabbi Binyamin Pinkus, Director of NCSY Montreal at 7:00 PM. NCSY is a program open to Jewish teens of diverse backgrounds; Mr. Savitsky will be joining the weekly Shabbat program where participants eat together and study one chapter of Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers.)
“I am thrilled that Mr. Savitsky has the opportunity to come to Montreal and spread the word about all the great work the OU does on behalf of the Jewish people worldwide” declared Rabbi Pinkus.
To conclude the trip, he will be speaking at the Seudah Shlishit at Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation (6800 Mackle Road, Cote-Saint-Luc) on the topic “Washington and Jerusalem: Why is the Honeymoon Over?”