OU’S RABBI WEIL TO SPEAK ON ‘TORAH ETHICS AND COMMUNAL INTEGRITY’ AT LANDER COLLEGE FOR WOMEN’S OPENING PROGRAM OF DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES, OCTOBER 28
Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, will be speaking on “Torah Ethics and Communal Integrity” on Thursday afternoon, October 28th at Touro College’s Lander College for Women/ The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School.
College Dean Marian Stoltz-Loike announced today that “this lecture is the first in this year’s Distinguished Speakers Series hosted by the Honors Program. Due to the importance of the topic we are opening the talk to our entire student body. We pride ourselves on developing talent among our students that will enable them to be leaders in communal and professional life. That’s why I am so pleased that we were able to secure a Jewish community leader of Rabbi Weil’s stature to address this sensitive and timely subject. Students need to hear about integrating a Torah perspective into everything they do. Rabbi Weil’s extraordinary blend of experience, insight and conviction will make this topic resonate with our students.”
The Lander College for Women/the Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, founded in 1974, and located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, attracts high-caliber young Jewish women, many of whom have completed one year or more of study in Israel and wish to pursue Judaic and general studies in a stimulating, academically challenging environment. Following graduation from LCW, students pursue graduate study or careers in a wide range of fields, including health sciences, speech, law, optometry, medicine, accounting, marketing, psychology and education. Graduates of the College are accepted in the most competitive graduate and professional schools and are increasingly found in leadership positions in Jewish community life.
“LCW invites scholars, rabbis, community leaders, diplomats and politicians to present to Honors Program students as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series,” Dean Stoltz-Loike explained. “The Honors Program at LCW focuses on building scholarship and leadership. Speakers are strategically selected to help our students confront significant contemporary issues as women, as Jews, as Americans and citizens of the world. Programs are held four to five times each year. Rabbi Weil is our inaugural speaker for the 2010-2011 year.”