Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Steven Weil will be scholar in residence at the United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston’s Pre-Purim Shabbaton from Friday, March 7 – Saturday, March 8 (Shabbat Parshat Vayikra).
The OU member synagogue is located at 9001 Greenwillow Street.
Rabbi Weil will be speaking on the topic “Next Steps” at the Friday night dinner with young adults at the home of Rabbi Barry and Gabi Gelman. On Shabbat morning, he will be delivering his sermon “Putting the Fun in Dysfunctional.” Following lunch at the synagogue, Rabbi Weil will be speaking about “Esther the Psychologist: How a Young Jewish Woman Brought Down the Two Most Powerful Men on Earth.” During seudat shlishit he will be delivering a presentation on “Intrigue in the Royal Court.”
Says Rabbi Gelman, “United Orthodox Synagogues is excited to be hosting Rabbi Steven Weil as a Shabbat Scholar in Residence. Our entire community is looking forward to learning with Rabbi Weil as he discusses the positive impact Modern Orthodox communities like ours can have on the world. We are especially excited that Rabbi Weil will have Friday night dinner with our Young Adult group. Our young adult community is growing rapidly and Rabbi Weil will surely inspire them to take their places as community leaders.”