OU to Present Community Lunch and Learn: Preparing for Passover

17 Mar 2006

As Passover approaches, the Orthodox Union will present Community Lunch and Learn: Preparing for Passover, a series of three weekly sessions which will take place Wednesday, March 22, Thursday, March 30, and Thursday, April 6.

The series, which is a program of the OU’s Department of Community and Synagogue Services, will be held at OU headquarters, 11 Broadway, 14th floor.

The sessions will consist of lunch, a shiur (lecture), and the mincha service.

“The complexities of Pesach are such that even the most knowledgeable Jews can gain insight into the meaning and significance of the festival and its observance,” declared Rabbi Robert Shur, the Program Coordinator. “The Preparing for Passover series, which will be led by three distinguished rabbis, is intended to respond to this need, while at the same time to provide new insights into the holiday.”

The sessions are as follows:

Wednesday, March 22 – The Prohibition of Chametz and Practical Applications: Rabbi Hershel Welcher of Kew Gardens Hills, NY, Morah D’asra of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel, and Posek of the Chofetz Chaim Rabbinical Academy. The program will begin at 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 30 – Working on Chol Hamoed Pesach: Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher, and presenter of the daily Daf Yomi on OU Radio. The program will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 6 – Insights into the Hagaddah: Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, OU Executive Vice President. The program will begin at 12:45 p.m.

Admission, which includes lunch, is $10 per session and $25 for the entire series.