Rabbi Steven Weil
Rabbi Steven Weil is the Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union.
Rabbi Steven Weil, the son of German “Viehhaendler,” grew up on a cattle farm in Upstate New York. His love for learning began early, and as a teenager, he prevailed upon his parents to send him away to Yeshiva. He continued his education at Kerem B’Yavneh and Yeshiva University, concurrently completing his ordination at the Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Theological Seminary and a master’s in Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Rabbi Weil began his career teaching, then began pulpit work, first at the Young Israel of Oak Park, Michigan, and then at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California. In 2009, he became the chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union.
Rabbi Weil is a popular teacher and lecturer, having delivered invocations for former President Bush, Governor Schwarzenegger, Speaker John Boehner, and the House of Representatives, among others. He has served internationally as scholar-in-residence on land and on sea, and is a passionate advocate for Israel and for Jewish education.
Rabbi Weil resides in New Jersey with his wife and seven children.
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