Nathan and Louise Schwartz
Orthodox Union Rabbinic Retreat

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The Nathan and Louise Schwartz OU Rabbinic Retreat will provide pulpit rabbis the opportunity to convene and network together with their rabbinic colleagues away from the hustle and bustle of rabbinic life. Participating rabbis will be able to speak candidly through peer-oriented discussions, while simultaneously afforded the sacred space to relax and recharge their batteries. Beyond the enjoyable atmosphere and the ability to connect with old and new friends, the retreat will serve as a platform for rabbanim to explore, discuss and collectively generate new ideas to help advance their Avodas HaKodesh.

Following the success of pre-Covid regional rabbinic gatherings in the Southeast and Western States, we are excited to share that the program has grown to now include a focus on shuls across North America. The retreat will take place at the luxurious Hilton Orlando-Altamonte Springs in sunny Florida. In addition to the scheduled sessions, registration for the all-inclusive three-day program also includes individualized hotel accommodation, as well as elegantly catered meals. Upon the conclusion of the program, it is our sincerest aspiration that participating rabbis will feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and prepared to return to lead their respective communities with a sophisticated toolkit of practical skills and collective, shared wisdom.

The retreat will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 27 and conclude at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 29.

For more information, please contact Naftali Herrmann, Executive Director, Orthodox Union Pepa & Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue Initiatives at 561-409-4024 or

Participating Rabbis (In Formation. Updated 9/26)

Rabbi Adir Posy (Beverly Hills, CA)
Rabbi Andrew Markowitz (Fairlawn, NJ)
Rabbi Ariel Rackovsky (Dallas, TX)
Rabbi Aryeh Kravetz (Ottawa, CA)
Rabbi Avi Goldstein (Columbus, OH)
Rabbi Benjamin Yasgur (Boca Raton, FL)
Rabbi Binyamin Marwick (Baltimore, MD)
Rabbi Binyomin Friedman (Atlanta, GA)
Rabbi Chaim Strauchler (Teaneck, NJ)
Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim (Charlotte, NC)
Rabbi David Claman (Hollywood, FL)
Rabbi Dov Foxbrunner (Atlanta, GA)
Rabbi Dovid Asher (Richmond, VA)
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg (Boca Raton, FL)
Rabbi Eliyahu Rabovsky (Boca Raton, FL)
Rabbi James Proops (Livingston, NJ)
Rabbi Jeremy Donath (Fairlawn, NJ)
Rabbi Joel Landau (San Francisco, CA)
Rabbi Ken Bordkin (Manalapan, NJ)
Rabbi Menachem Zev Kramer (Orlando, FL)
Rabbi Michael Davies (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Rabbi Pinchas Fink (Mount Kisco, NY)
Rabbi Shaya Katz (Detroit, MI)
Rabbi Shmuel Ismach (Great Neck, NY)
Rabbi Sholom Mimran (Charleston, SC)
Rabbi Sholom Skolnik (Portland, OR)
Rabbi Simcha Snaid (Louisville, KY)
Rabbi Tuvia Brander (Hartford, CT)
Rabbi Yaakov Glasser (Passaic, NJ)
Rabbi Yaakov Marmor (North Miami Beach, FL)
Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger (Bergenfield, NJ)
Rabbi Yaakov Tanenbaum (Seattle, WA)
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner (Irvine, CA)
Rabbi Yisroel Edelman (Deerfield Beach, FL)
Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs (Phoenix, AZ)
Rabbi Yisroel Motzen (Baltimore, MD)
Rabbi Yitzi Genack (Pittsburgh, PA)
Rabbi Yossi Katz (Linden, NJ)
Rabbi Zeev Saunders (Delray Beach, FL)
Rabbi Zev Spitz (Toronto, CA)
Rabbi Zvi Engel (Skokie, IL)