“Torah in the City,” the day-long event presented by the Orthodox Union, a national umbrella organization for American Orthodox Jewry, will feature speakers from around the world who are major thinkers, leaders, and scholars.
The public is invited to attend any part or all of the event, held indoors at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., from 8:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 15.
According to Allen Fagin, executive vice president and chief professional officer of the Orthodox Union, “This program marks an important milestone for the OU, as the OU begins to expand its focus to provide learning opportunities for Orthodox Jews to increase the meaning and inspiration for their religious observance. This is where the best and brightest of Torah Judaism will share their views on the future of Orthodox Jewry through important dialogue on issues of the day. This is not to be missed by anyone who wants to be part of the conversation that shapes our future.”
The full-day program will feature both male and female representatives from all walks of Orthodox Jewish life for a meaningful conversation about halacha (Jewish law), Tanach (the Jewish Bible), hashkafa (moral and ethical codes) and Israel. Admittance to the Torah Day of Learning is $25. Free parking and kosher food are available. There will be children’s programming for ages 1 to 5 and 6 to 10. Pre-registration is required. Register at: ou.org/citi.
The full schedule is at www.ou.org/convention/.