Featuring leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Second Annual “Torah New York” held in April drew over 2,000 men and women to Citi Field in Queens, New York for a day of Torah study. The event featured twenty-five shiurim covering topics in Jewish thought, halachah, Tanach, and Jewish history, delivered by speakers from across the globe.
“What better way to shine a beacon on the importance of Torah study than by coming together as a community to hear from some of the world’s leading Jewish teachers, all in one place,” says OU President Moishe (Mark) Bane.
“This event highlights the rich diversity of the Orthodox community,” says OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin. “We are thrilled to welcome speakers and guests from near and far, bringing different points of view and new perspectives on the most pressing issues of our time.”
Lectures are available on the OU web site.
Photos: Kruter Photography
From left: OU Chief Financial Officer Shlomo Schwartz; Director of the OU’s Department of Community and Synagogue Services Rabbi Adir Posy; OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin; OU President Moishe (Mark) Bane; Rabbi Moshe Hauer of Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion in Baltimore; Rabbi Efrem Goldberg of Boca Raton Synagogue in Florida; and OU Chief Institutional Advancement Officer Arnold Gerson.
Israeli journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir speaking about emunah in an age of new media.
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb speaking about tackling opioid addiction in the Orthodox community.
Former US Senator Joseph Lieberman with Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO, OU Kosher.
Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshiva University and Posek, OU Kosher, with his wife Shoshana at the plenary session.
Renowned speaker Rebbetzin Lori Palatnik discussing faith as an antidote for anxiety.
From left: Henry I. Rothman, Chairman, OU Board of Governors; Michael Wimpfheimer, OU National Vice President; and Esther Williams, OU National Vice President.
OU Treasurer Avery Newmark and his wife, Susan.
This article was featured in the Summer 2018
issue of Jewish Action.