For those summit delegates that will be in Boston over Shabbat, we offer the opportunity to partake in special AIPAC programming, services, meals and learning. 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.
Click here for the complete schedule for the Shabbaton.
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Please note, hotel reservations must be made separately.
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Learn More about Scholar-In-Residence Rabbi Steven Weil
In 2009 Rabbi Steven Weil became the Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Weil came to the OU from his position as Senior Rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation of Beverly Hills, which is the largest Orthodox congregation outside the metropolitan New York area.
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.
Rabbi Weil attended Yeshiva University, where he earned a degree in health sciences. He continued his studies in YU at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where he earned his rabbinical ordination while obtaining an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Rabbi Weil assumed his first pulpit, at the Young Israel of Oak Park in suburban Detroit, an Orthodox Union-member synagogue. Within a year, he had doubled the size of the congregation and introduced many new social and educational programs.
In August of 2000, Rabbi Weil assumed the role of spiritual leader at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, also an OU congregation. Over the next eight years, the synagogue grew by more than 400 families. A gifted fundraiser, he provided a master plan for Beth Jacob’s growth and emphasized serious Torah learning on all levels.
In his travels and speeches he emphasizes that the Orthodox world in its Torah observance must devote itself to complete honesty in its business and financial practices, precepts that are increasingly emphasized in OU programming.