Rabbi Weil to be Scholar-In-Residence at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms Shabbaton at Stern College, February 21-22

18 Feb 2014


Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Steven Weil will be scholar-in-residence at the Sy Syms Shabbaton at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women in New York City from Friday, February 21 – Saturday, February 22 (Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel).

The Shabbaton, which has been organized by the Student Council at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business, will take place at YU’s Beren Campus, located at 245 Lexington Avenue.

On Friday night Rabbi Weil, an alumnus of YU and its affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), will be speaking on “From Wall Street to Main Street to Madison Avenue.” On Shabbat morning, he will be delivering his drasha on the topic “After the Pew.” After kiddush, Rabbi Weil will be addressing “The Role of Choshen Mishpat.” Before Mincha: he will be discussing “Address Issues of Communal Responsibility” and participating in a Questions and Answers session.

Says Dr. Karen Bacon, the Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of Stern College for Women, “We are so proud that Rabbi Weil and his family have deep and strong connections to YU. For this alone, his presence on campus is valued. But in addition, Rabbi Weil joins us with a record of achievement as a national leader at the OU, and as a prominent public speaker for our community. Our students are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to meet him and be inspired by his words.”

Says Talia Kugelman (Class of 2015), Vice President of the Sy Syms Student Council, “We are very excited to be hosting Rabbi Weil and his family and we think that he is a great role model due to his unique background in Jewish communal life as well as the business world.”

Shared Jesse Nathanson (Class of 2014), President of the Sy Syms Student Council, “With his impact on North American Jewry as rabbi and scholar, Rabbi Weil’s presentations are a great way for everyone to become more educated on business and halachic matters.”


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