Rabbi Moshe Hauer, senior rabbi of Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation in Baltimore, will become the executive vice president of the Orthodox Union following the retirement of Allen Fagin later this year.
Rabbi Hauer has built his shul into one of the most dynamic centers Torah and tefillah in Baltimore during a 25-year career. He is active in local communal leadership in many areas.
Mr. Fagin notified the OU’s executive committee last year that he planned to retire in the fall of 2020. The committee then created a comprehensive succession planning process that led to the conclusion that the best direction for the OU going forward was to bifurcate the professional leadership role. As a result, the next executive vice president would be a rabbinic leader to lead its communal-oriented efforts and to serve as the professional religious and policy leader of the organization. A second person will serve as the senior professional officer, functioning like a chief executive officer. A search is underway for an experienced business executive to fill that position.
Rabbi Hauer received semicha from Yeshiva Ner Yisroel in Baltimore and a Master of Science degree from the Whiting School of Engineering of Johns Hopkins University.