We are excited to announce that Rabbi Steven Weil, the Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Union, will be our Scholar-in-Residence for the Shabbaton.
Friday Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2014
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
Click here for the full schedule
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR POLICY CONFERENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHABBATON.
Click here to register for the Shabbaton.
Learn More about Scholar-In-Residence Rabbi Steven Weil
Rabbi Steven Weil is the Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union. The Orthodox Union is the umbrella organization for hundreds of Orthodox synagogues in the United States and Canada. It is a world leader in community and synagogue services, outreach, youth work through NCSY, adult education, political action, and advocacy for persons with disabilities. Its kosher certification label is the world's most recognized kosher symbol.
The son of German "vie handlers", Rabbi Steven Weil, grew up on a cattle farm in Upstate New York. His love for learning began early, and as a teenager 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 Masters in Business Administration from NYU's Stern School of Business. Rabbi Weil began his career teaching, and then began pulpit work; first at the Young Israel of Oak Park Michigan and then at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California. In both positions, Rabbi Weil significantly expanded the synagogue's membership and programming and was involved in serving the needs of the greater community as well. In 2009 he became the executive vice president of the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Weil is a popular teacher and lecturer, having delivered invocations for former President Bush and governor Schwarzenegger 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.