Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will present an OU Community Weekend at CongregationTifereth Beth David Jerusalem in Montreal from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28 (Shabbat Parshat Chukat). The OU member synagogue is located at 6519 Baily Road, Cote St-Luc.
On Thursday Rabbi Weil will be running a board and staff retreat together with Rabbi Judah Isaacs, Director of OU’s Department of Community Engagement and Yehuda Friedman, Associate Director of OU’s Department of Synagogue Services.
On Thursday evening Rabbi Weil will be speaking at the Lynn Eltes Memorial Lecture on “A Tale of Two Women.” The weekend is sponsored by the Eltes family to commemorate the shloshim (thirty-day mourning period) of Lynn Eltes, a”h.
On Shabbat morning Rabbi Weil will deliver the drasha on “The Aftermath of the Apocalypse.” In the afternoon he will be giving a shiur on “The One Man Who Could’ve Prevented the Churban.” On Saturday night, Motza’ei Shabbat, he will be speaking on “The Valley of the Communities.”
Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz shared, “Rabbi Weil has been a dear friend for over 25 years. He has always been an enormous visionary; within the past ten years alone, he has mapped out where the Orthodox community should be, and has helped lead us in that direction. His visit will be a real treat for our congregation, as it is crucial for our community to hear from Rabbi Weil on what our synagogue (and the Orthodox community at large) will need to do to address our future.