Ramada Jerusalem Hotel
7 Tishrei, 5780
Sunday, October 6, 2019
This program is dedicated in loving memory of David & Norma Fund Z"L by their children


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  • 08:30 am
  • 09:00 am
    Torah in Yerushalayim: a Celebration and a Challenge Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
  • 10:00 am
    L’Ayla (women only) Yom HaKippurim, Shir HaShirim, and Kodesh Kodashim Rabbanit Shani Taragin
  • 10:00 am
    Halacha Machnisei Rachamim: Whose Side Are the Angels On? Rabbi Anthony Manning
  • 10:00 am
    Machshava Teshuva in the Chasidic Court of Reb Zusha of Anipoli Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold
  • 11:00 am
    Kol Nidrei: The Source of Joy and Success for the Entire Year Rabbi Meir Goldwicht
  • 12:00 pm
    L’Ayla (women only) Things Given to the Heart Mrs. Rachelle Fraenkel
  • 12:00 pm
    Halacha The Secret of the Ten Days of Teshuva Rabbi Ari Kahn
  • 12:00 pm
    Machshava Teshuva: Returning to the Real Self Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz
  • 01:10 pm
    “Trust or Treif” – the Halachic Foundations of Kashrut Supervision Rabbi Yitzchak Fund
  • 01:50 pm
    First Mincha
  • 02:15 pm
    V’Ahavta L’Rayecha Kamocha – Seeing the Good in Others Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman
  • 03:15 pm
    Panel A Halacha in the Board Room: The Interface of Jewish Law and Ethical Business Practices

    Panelists: Rabbi Menachem Copperman, Rabbi Dr. Alan Kimche, and Rabbi Ari Wasserman. Moderated by Rabbi Ian Pear.

  • 03:15 pm
    Panel B Where might the Future of Reproductive Technology lead us – Science, Ethics, and Halacha

    Panelists: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg, and Rav Gideon Weitzman. Moderated by Rabbi Shimshon Nadel.

  • 04:15 pm
    Second Mincha
  • 04:30 pm
    Changing Our Behavior during the Yomim Noraim: Ideal or Hypocrisy? Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon
  • 05:30 pm
    L’Ayla (women only) Hardened Hearts: על חטא של אמוץ הלב Rebbetzin Shira Smiles
  • 05:30 pm
    Halacha Teshuva in a Changing World Rabbi Shalom Rosner
  • 05:30 pm
    Machshava Neila Inspirations Rabbi Dr. Ahron Adler
  • 06:30 pm
    Siyum Ceremony for OU’s Semichat Chaver Program
  • 06:50 pm
    Can Teshuva Erase a Mitzva? Rabbi Benji Levene
  • 07:45 pm
  • 08:00 pm
    The Yimei HaDin: On what are we being judged? Rabbi Zev Leff
  • 09:00 pm
    Panel A Unpacking Spiritual Baggage: Teshuva as a Vehicle for Simcha

    Panelists: Rabbi David Aaron, Rabbi Zvi Gluck, and Rabbi Judah Mischel. Moderated by Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider.

  • 09:00 pm
    Panel B Science, Technology, and Contemporary Kashrut: OU Global Kashrut in the 21st Century and Beyond

    Panelists: Rabbi Michoel Hoffman, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Krakowski, and Rabbi Mordechai Kuber

  • 10:15 pm
    L’Ayla (women only) Real Return Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
  • 10:15 pm
    Machshava The Heroes that Bring Mashiach Rabbi Menachem Nissel
  • 10:15 pm
    Halacha A Taste of Semichat Chaver Program (SCP), the OU’s International Practical Halacha Program Rabbi Elyada Goldwicht
  • 11:00 pm
    Closing Divrei Hitorerut and Chizuk Rav Asher Weiss
  • 11:55 pm
    Musical Selichot Rav Shlomo Katz

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