Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil

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

Rabbi Weil Interviews the Creators of the “Life is Strange” Documentary

January 17, 2014, by

Rabbi Steven Weil chats with Director Yitzi Hertz and Producer Sammy Grundwerg about their new documentary, “Life is Strange.” LIFE IS STRANGE evokes the vibrant life of Jewish families in pre-World War II Europe through childhood memories of survivors. Intimate conversations with people from all walks of life are presented against a tapestry of rare footage that takes

A Review of the OU/Aleinu Marital Satisfaction Survey

August 6, 2013, by

Every couple will have disagreements and confront stress. Problems arise, however, when the marriage begins with unrealistic expectations of achieving “happily ever after” without effort or compromise, or when the couple is insufficiently mature or thoughtful to resolve disagreements in a healthy and constructive way.

No Place On Earth

March 19, 2013, by

In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis – and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told. It was life…like NO PLACE ON EARTH.

Spotlight Team OU

March 30, 2011, by

Earlier this week, I sent out an open “thank you” letter to the Team OU members who ran the exceptional programming that filled the weekend of March 27. Just to recap, special recognition goes to: Elaine Grossman for spearheading the very successful OU National Dinner. The dinner was a very dignified affair that was accomplished

From the Desk of OU’s Executive Vice President

March 23, 2011, by

One of the major themes of this year’s Orthodox Union (OU) convention was the primacy of mesorah. Learning from some of the leading scholars and thinkers of our generation about our unique heritage, which has held us together as a people over the centuries, was enlightening and inspiring. While there are many ways our mesorah

Israel Leadership Mission Report

February 24, 2011, by

This past week, I attended, along with OU Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky and IPA Director Nathan Diament, the Israel Leadership Mission of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. 110 representatives of the most prominent and influential Jewish voices in America met for candid and heartfelt discussion with Israel’s top

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