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OU to host Torah Yerushalayim, a pre-Yom Kippur event

Leading rabbinic scholars, educators, and Jewish communal leaders will be featured at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) third annual Torah Yerushalayim on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice-president emeritus of the Orthodox Union carries a Torah scroll into the new Beth Israel sanctuary in 2012. (Photo by Alan Smason)

More than 3,000 men and women are expected join the virtual event, which is being hosted by OU Israel, the Israeli arm of the Orthodox Union (OU). The program will consist of five keynote addresses, 16 classes and two panels covering topics ranging from the Shemita year, Yom Kippur liturgy, teshuva (repentance), and Succot. 

Sessions will be appropriate for individuals of all backgrounds, from beginner to scholar and every level in between.

Torah Yerushalayim will open with a morning keynote address by OU executive vice president emeritus (and CCJN columnist) Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb. It will conclude with a keynote address from current OU executive vice president Rabbi Moshe Hauer and a musical performance and kumsitz with Rabbi Shlomo Katz.

Contributors will include Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau and many others.

“The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur provide a unique opportunity for introspection and connecting to Hashem,” said OU Israel executive director Rabbi Avi Berman. “The goal of Torah Yerushalayim is to uplift your Aseret Yemei Teshuva and Yom Kippur, and we have assembled leading scholars and educators to create a dynamic virtual worldwide event that offers something for everyone.” 

Berman added his excitement at being able to offer so many “remarkable and incredibly inspiring Shiurim to Jews around the world who have been unable to come to Israel and learn with these rabbis and educators in person due to the pandemic.”

The event is free to the public. For more information about Torah Yerushalayim and to register, please visit,  

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