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Steven Weil

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Rabbi

Steven Weil
Personal
Born
New York
ReligionJudaism
SpouseYael
DenominationOrthodox
Alma materYeshiva University
PositionSenior Managing Director
OrganisationOrthodox Union
ResidenceTeaneck, New Jersey
SemichaRabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

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Steven Weil (born 1965) is an American rabbi and Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union.

Life and career as rabbi[edit]

Steven Weil grew up on a cattle farm in upstate New York. He attended Ohr Torah High School and Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel and Yeshiva University in New York. He was ordained at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and earned a Masters in Business Administration from New York University Stern School of Business.

Weil became rabbi of the Young Israel of Oak Park, Michigan in 1994 and later served as Rabbi for eight years at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California, the largest Orthodox congregation outside of the metropolitan New York City area. In both synagogues, he substantially increased membership and expanded programming. He has delivered invocations for President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Beverly Hills Mayors Stephen H. Webb and Jimmy Delshad. He has served internationally as scholar in residence while visiting congregations across the country and strongly advocating for Israel and Jewish Education. He has worked closely with leaders in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and has worked with the Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood Township, New Jersey.

In his term as Rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation, Weil increased membership by over 250 families to 750 families. He increased the congregation's endowment fund and was considered the most successful fundraiser in Southern California[by whom?].

Weil currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey with his wife Yael, their three boys and four girls.[1][2]

Orthodox Union[edit]

In May 2008, the Orthodox Union announced that Weil would succeed Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb as Executive Vice President. Weil stated at the time that he would focus on Orthodox Jewish outreach for teens and networking with Orthodox community leadership.[3] As of 2017, Weil serves as Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rabbi Steven Weil". Orthodox Union. 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  2. Lipowsky, Josh (January 7, 2011). "OU national conference, set for Bergen, to consider costs of observance, other issues". Jewish Standard. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  3. Orthodox Union (1 July 2009). "New York - Rabbi Steven Weil New OU Executive Takes Helm Of Largest Orthodox Organization (press release)". Vos iz Neias. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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