The Community Synagogue of Monsey and the Stern family invite the community to the 21st annual Israel and Pearl Stern Memorial Lecture. This year, it will be in memory of Lila Stern, who died in September. The lecture, which includes brunch, is set for Sunday, March 18, at 10:15 a.m.

Rabbi Steven Weil, the senior managing director of the Orthodox Union, will tackle “Are We on the Verge Of WWIII? — The Shia, the Sunni, the Iran Agreement, JCPOA (Russia, China, Germany, France, England and the United States) and Israel.”

Rabbi Weil grew up on a cattle farm in upstate New York and was educated at Kerem B’Yavney and Yeshiva University. He was ordained at Elchanan Theological Seminary and concurrently received a master’s in business administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business. After pulpit posts in Michigan and Beverly Hills he became chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union in 2009.

The shul is at 89 West Maple Ave. in Monsey. There will be no solicitation. For more information, call (845) 356-2720 or go to