OU, RCA and Lincoln Sq Synagogue to Provide Insights into Passover Law at In-Depth Seminar, Mar 18

09 Mar 2007


To provide insights into significant questions of Jewish law and practice related to the observance of Passover, the Harry H. Beren ASK program, in conjunction with the Rabbinical Council of America and the Lincoln Square Synagogue, will present a Pesach Yom Iyun — a day of in-depth analysis — at the synagogue, 200 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street, Sunday, March 18 from 10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

The free seminar is open to both men and women.

Funding for the program has been provided by the Harry H. Beren Foundation of Lakewood, NJ in memory of Mr. Beren, z”l.

According to Rabbi Yosef Grossman, Director of ASK and Kashrut Education at the Orthodox Union, “Besides the variety of speakers and Passover-related topics, this Yom Iyun is unique in that we will be catering at the same time to both learned rabbis as well as the inquiring Passover observer. It is being held early enough so that those preparing for Passover will have enough time to implement what they have learned in their holiday preparation.”

Passover begins the night of Monday, April 2 with the first seder.

Sessions at the Yom Iyun include the following:

•Telling Our Children, Telling Ourselves: Haggadah as Self-Definition, with Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, Educational Coordinator of the Jewish Studies Institute, Yeshiva of Los Angeles and the Solomon Wiesenthal Center;

•Kashering for Pesach – A Demonstration, with Rabbi Moshe Perlmutter, OU Rabbinic Field Representative and kosherization specialist;

•Products and Medications for Use on Pesach, with Rabbi David Mintz, Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Psak (halachic ruling) and Policy; and

•Wine and Grape Juice for the Four Cups, with Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher.

In addition, Rabbi Shaul Robinson, Senior Rabbi at the Lincoln Square Synagogue will provide greetings. Co-Masters of Ceremonies are Rabbi Grossman and Rabbi Shalom Morris, Assistant Rabbi at Lincoln Square.

For further information, contact Rabbi Grossman at 212-613-8212, or grossman@ou.org.