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Programs & Events

JLJS Interreligious Programs 2015-2016

Islamic Antisemitism - an Obstacle to Peace in the Mideast
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:30am - 1:30pm
DePaul University
25 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 241, Chicago, IL 60604
Dr. Benny Morris, Professor of History, Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University

The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
June 5, 2016
This is the first year that JLJS co-sponsored the event and had a table at the festival.

Ivy Tower Terror: New Approaches for Fighting Anti-Semitism on Campus
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Congregation K.I.N.S 
2800 W. North Shore Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
(Potentially 1.5 Units of Illinois CLE available)

The Search for the White Rose- Holocaust Remembrance Day Event
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:00pm
DePaul University McGrath-Phillips Arena
2323 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Dr. Adina Sella, Holocaust Survivor
Peter Logue, Director and creator of “The Search for the White Rose”
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
Sara Kimble, Assistant Professor (Moderator)

Winning the War Against the New Anti-Semitism
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 8:15 pm
Or Torah, 3800 W. Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
Caroline Glick, Senior contributing and chief columnist for the Jerusalem Post,  Senior Columnist for Marriv, Director of the Israeli Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center in L.A., and the adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington D.C.​

Awakening the World to the Persecution of Christians Throughout the Middle East 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 11:45am - 2:00pm 
DePaul Center
1 E Jackson Blvd, Room 8005
Chicago, IL 60604​

Program Description:
The world is witnessing the brutal and barbaric persecution of Christians in huge swathes of the Middle East. The Christians face an existential threat throughout most of the region. A once thriving and culturally rich community, the Middle Eastern Christian community has seen its historic churches desecrated and destroyed and, even more tragically, its people ruthlessly ravaged, forcibly converted and murdered. The Western World can no longer claim it is unaware of the nature or extent of this persecution. It must awaken, react and rescue.​​ Video of the event is available here​.

Speakers:
John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International-USA
Dexter Van Zile, the Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA 
Robert Nicholson, Executive Director of the Philos Project
Juliana Taimoorazy, Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council​

Legal Ethics Program: Illinois & Jewish Approaches to Issues Raised on TV
Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:30pm
Congregation B’nai Tikvah
Deerfield 1558 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Presenters: 
Professor Cliff Scott- Rudnick, The John Marshall Law School
Professor Steven H. Resnicoff, DePaul University

Legal Strategies for Defeating Anti-Semitism, December 6, 2015
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
Honorable Roey Gilad, Counsel General of Israel for the Midwest
Rabbi Yonah Reiss, Head of the Chicago Rabbinical Council’s Rabbinical Court
Charles Jacobs, Head of Americans for Peace and Tolerance and co-founder of the David Project (2 Units of Illinois CLE available)

Protecting Our Children from Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community, November 8, 2015
Sexual abuse of children occurs in all communities, the Orthodox Jewish community included.  To tackle this problem, we must understand how to look for and recognize signs of abuse, to determine when“reasonable suspicion”of abuse exists,  to report such suspicion, and to appreciate what will happen once a report has been made. The community must unite to protect children from this serious peril and to assist the ongoing emotional pain of past victims.  This panel of experts in Judaism, counseling, psychology, and law enforcement addresses all of these issues. Video of the event is available here​.​​

Rabbi Yosef Blau, Spiritual Advisor to Students, Yeshiva University
Dr. Michael J. Salamon, PhD, FICPP
Rena Gopin-Wolf
Sharon Kanter, Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County 
Detective Charles Hollendoner, Special Investigations Unit of the Chicago Police Department
Professor Steven Resnicoff, Moderator, DePaul University College of Law (3 Units of Illinois CLE available)

Israel, the Media and International Court of Criminal Justice, November 3, 2015
Yonah Jeremy Bob, legal affairs and international affairs commentator for the Jerusalem Post (1.5 Unit of Illinois CLE available)​

Past Programming 2008-2015

  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013
  • 2011-2012
  • 2010-2011
  • 2009-2010
  • 2008-2009

2014-2015

The Culture and Law of Homosexuality in Judaism, April 23, 2015
Professor Roberta Kwall, DePaul University College of Law

Consensual and Non-Consensual Sexual Conduct: Comparing and Contrasting the Regulation of Doctors and Lawyers, April 16, 2015

Steven H. Res​nicoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
Azeema Akram, Assistant General Counsel of the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction Movement: Is it Anti- Semitic, February 26, 2015 Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor of Law at DePaul University
 Attorney Joseph A. Morris 

The Case for Israel’s Borders, February 12, 2015
Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law at Northwestern University

Bender Memorial Lecture: “How to Combat Anti-Semitism/Anti-Zionism from a Legal (Jewish & American) Perspective,” December 7, 2014
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor of Law at DePaul University, Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Roey Gilad,  Israel Consul General for the Midwest
Rabbi Yona Reiss, Head of the Chicago Rabbinical Council’s Rabbinical Court

Lawfare: Using the Law as a Weapon of War Against Israel and other Western Democracies:
How West Legal Systems and the U.N. are Being Manipulated to Silence and Punish Free Speech about Terrorism, November 10, 2014
Ms. Brooke Goldstein, Esq., Director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about and facilitating a response to the abuse of Western legal and human rights law

Lawful Islamism: A Greater Threat than Terrorism, October 7, 2014
Dr. Daniel Pipes, founder and president of the Middle East Forum

Welcome Reception at DePaul for Jewish Students, September 3, 2014
Mitchell Lipkin, Principal of Lipkin & Higgins and a DePaul College of Law Alumnus (Class of 1985)

Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto, August 28, 2014
JLJS co-sponsored this commemoration, which was held at the Union League Club.

The ABC’s of BDS – a Workshop for faculty throughout Chicagoland, August 18, 201​4
This workshop trained interested Chicagoland faculty how to help protect students form anti-Semitic intimidation and conduct that so often accompanies pro-BDS advocacy and how to educate students and others regarding the issues underlying the BDS movement.

2013-2014

People of the Book: Judaism and Constitutional Law (7 General Illinois CLE Credits offered), April 3, 2014

American  Jewish Identity:  Law vs. Culture
Roberta R. Kwall, DePaul University College of Law


Cultural Connections, liberal Judaism, and Constitutional Theory
Susan A. Bandes, DePaul University College of Law
Randy E. Barnet, Georgetown Law Center
William Forbath, University of Texas School of Law
Ariela Gross, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Cultural Connections, Traditional Judaism, and Constitutional Theory
Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School
Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School
Mark D. Rosen, ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Specific Judaic Applications to Constitutional Theory
Perry Dane, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden
David Flatto, Penn State Law School
David L. Franklin, DePaul University College of Law
Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern University College of Law
Richard Primus, University of Michigan College of Law

Anti-Semitism and Constitutional Theory
Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago Law School
Israel and Constitutional Theory
Sandy Levinson, University of Texas School of Law - Austin
Frank Michelman, Harvard Law School

Jewish Law Identity and the Practice of Law
Steven H. Resnicoff, DePaul University College of Law

Law and Israel Series (4.5 General Illinois CLE Credits offered)

  • Practicing law with Israel and other Foreign Countries, January 29, 2014

    Ira Piltz, Law Offices of Ira Piltz



  • Legal and Business Developments in Israel, December 4, 2013
    
Ariel Yehezkel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Representing Victims of International Terrorism in Civil Litigation, November 13, 2013
    
Gavriel Mairone, MM-Law LLC 

Fall Community Conference (6 General Illinois CLE Credits offered)
Repairing a Broken World: Comparative Perspectives on Social Justice, October 24, 2013


  • The (Spiritual) Politics of Reluctance: Tikkun Olam as (Kabbalistic) Virtue
    Martin Cohen, Rabbi, Shelter Rock Jewish Center, Roslyn, NY and Senior Editor, New Paradigm Matrix, NY
    Tikkun (Ha) Olam: Particular or Universal
Vernon Kurtz, Rabbi, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, Illinois
    
Tikkun Olam: Social or Halakhic Imperative?
Adena Berkowitz, Visiting Lecturer, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, NYC

  • Repairing the World Day by Day
Judge Renee G. Goldfarb, Domestic Relations Division Circuit Court of Cook County and past president, Shalva
    
Tamar Shertok, former Missions Associate at Jewish United Fund and first year law student, DePaul University

  • Reunifying "Tikkun Olam" for the Entire Jewish World
    Rabbi Asher Lopatin, President, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, NYC

  • Human Artistry as Tikkun Olam

    Roberta R. Kwall, Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law, DePaul University

  • Catholic Panel of Responses

    John Breen, Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    Thomas Judge, Adjunct Professor and Chaplain, DePaul University Ministry

  • Jewish Panel of Responders
    Steven Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law

    Alexei Sivertsev, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University ​

2012-2013

Universal Jurisdiction as a Tool of Lawfare, April 24, 2013
Irit Kohn, President, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

  • Spring Community Conference (Spertus Institute and UIC Medical School): Judaism, Health and Healing, April 14, 2013
    The Circumcision Debate: Medical and Legal Implications
    Steven Resnicoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University, Chicago

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Eating Disorders
    Neil Bockian, PhD. Professor of Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology

  • Spirituality and Health
    Rabbi Suzanne Griffel, Chaplain, Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center                   

  • Preventive Care/ Genetic Testing 
    Nanette Elster, Adjunct Faculty, John Marshall Law School and Lecturer, Loyola University
    Joshua Sarnoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University, Chicago

  • Organ Donation and Transplant Issues
    Jack Bierig, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
    Michael Broyde, Professor of Law, Emory University, Atlanta

  • Clinical and Pastoral Responses to Judaism              
    Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski, Chaplain, Jewish Healing Network of Chicago

  • Abuse within the Jewish Community across the Age Span:  Historical, Cultural, Religious and Psychological Perspectives
    Vivian Skolnick PhD., Faculty, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
    Susan Zoline PhD., Associate Professor of Psychology, Illinois School of    Professional Psychology, Argosy University

  • Comparative American and Israeli Healthcare                  
    Stan Lapidos M.S

  • End of Life Issues and Jewish Law
    Sheldon Berkowitz M.D., Medical Director, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minnesota
    Aron Buchman, M.D., Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
    Sherry Brandt-Rauf, Associate Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Society and Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago
    James Tulsky M.D., Director, Duke Center for Public Health and Professor of Medicine and Nursing, Duke University
    Rabbi Michael Broyde, Professor of Law, Emory University, Atlanta

Tulsky Symposium: Judaism and Reproduction       
Nanette Elster, Adjunct Faculty, John Marshall Law School and Lecturer, Loyola University
Rachel Kohl Finegold, Ritual and Education Director, Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel, Chicago
Elan Simckes M.D., Medical Director of The Fertility Partnership and President and Senior Partner, Women’s Care and Fertility, St. Louis

Fighting Terrorism in the Courtroom: Problems and Solutions, March 12, 2013
Stephen J. Landes, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Barry Jonas, U.S. Attorney’s office, NSD Counterterrorism Section

Targeted Killing and the Law, February 26, 2013
Amos Guiora, Professor of Law, University of Utah

Israel's Borders under International Law, December 5, 2012
Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Women's Issues in American and Jewish Law, October 17, 2012
Donna Litman, Professor of Law, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University

Why Law Matters Beyond the Jewish Denominations, October 10, 2012
Roberta Kwall, Professor, DePaul University College of Law

​Understanding Jewish Law, September 12, 2012
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law

2011-2012

Taking Beit Din (Rabbinical Court) Judgments into Secular Court, May 30, 2012
Michael Helfand, Associate Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law and Associate Director, Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies

Jewish Ethics and Legal Ethics: Comparisons and Contrasts, May 30, 2012
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law

Reporting Child Sexual Abuse to Secular Authorities: Jewish Law Perspectives, May 30, 2012
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law

Anti-Semitism on the College Campus & Free Speech, May 30, 2012
Rabbi Capers Funnye, Spiritual Leader Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation 

Jewish Process Thought and Copyright Policy: Discussion of Kelley v. Chicago Park District (7th Cir. 2011), February 16, 2012
Roberta Kwall, Professor, DePaul University College of Law 

Is Law a Suitable Career for a Good Jewish Boy or Girl? - Clashes and Commonalities, December 18, 2011
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law ​

Effective Counterterrorism and the Protection of Civil Liberties, September 21, 2011
Amos N. Guiora, Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah 

The Post 9/11 International Legal Paradigm, September 13, 2011 
Yehoshua Gurtler, Associate in Litigation and Dispute Resolution at the Tel Aviv firm of Herzog, Fox and Neeman

2010-2011

Collaborative Efforts and Innovation: Jewish Thought and the Law, April 7, 2011
Tal Zarsky, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa 

Judicial Amnesia and the Historical Record in Nazi-looted Art litigation, March 9, 2011
Jennifer Kreder, Associate Professor of Law, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Common Problems in the Representation of Jewish Clients, January 20, 2011
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law
Kenneth Lasson, Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law 

Jewish Estate Planning and the Estate of Feinberg, December 8, 2010
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law
Robert Romanoff, Partner, Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC. 

Choshen Mishpat versus the ABA Model Rules of Conduct: Do Jewish Attorneys Answer to a Higher Authority for Business and Legal Ethics, October 27, 2010
Shayna M. Crincoli, Associate Professor of Law, Touro Law Center 

Israel’s Right to Self-Defense under International Law, October 19, 2010
Arthur Lenk, Director of International Law, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Col. Liron Liebman, Head of the International Law Department, Israel Defense Forces 

The Mohammed al Dura “Hoax”, October 15, 2010
Philippe Karsenty, Media Analyst, Deputy Mayor of Neuilly
​Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law​ ​

2009-2010

Founding a Nation/Constituting a People: American and Judaic Perspectives (Symposium), May 13, 2010
J. David Bleich, Rabbi, Herbert and Florence Tenzer Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics, Yeshiva University
Aaron Levine, Rabbi, Samson and Halina Bitensky Professor of Economics, Yeshiva University
Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law, George Mason School of Law
Michael Broyde, Professor of Law and Academic Director, Law and Religion Program, Emory University School of Law
Gary Jacobsohn, H. Malcolm MacDonald Professor in Constitutional & Comparative Law, University of Texas at Austin
David Novak, Professor of the Study of Religion and Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Joshua Berman, Professor of Bible, Bar-Ilan University
Dov Zakheim, Booz Allen Hamilton 

Nation Building, Ancient and Modern: The Biblical Model for the American Experience, May 13, 2010
Dov Zakheim, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton
Steve Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law 

Moral Rights: Jewish Roots, American Law and Global Implications, April 14, 2010
Roberta R. Kwall, Professor, DePaul University College of Law 

Double Dipping: A Comparison of American and Jewish approaches to the Collateral Source Rule, February 17, 2010
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law

Issues in Genetic Engineering: Jewish and American Legal Perspe​​ctives, January 27, 2010
Nanette Elster, Director, DePaul University College of Law Health Law Institute
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law  

​Intellectual Property Law and Jewish Law: A Comparative Perspective on Absolutism, November 9, 2009
David Lange, Duke University School of Law
Roberta R. Kwall, Professor, DePaul University College of Law 

Debtor Collection and Bankruptcy – A Comparison of Jewish and American Law, November 4, 2009
​Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law​ 

2008-2009

Access to Justice – The Challenge of Working in Disempowered Communities
​Sharon Sionov, Director, Clinical Legal Education Center for Human Rights and Social Responsibility, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ethical Issues in Jewish and American Jurisprudence
Elliot Dorff, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, American Jewish University, Los Angeles
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University

Condominiums and Mezuzahs – What’s the Hang-up, February 26, 2009
Helen Block, Principal, Helen Block PC
Steven Blonder, Principal, Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein PC
Joel Chupack, Partner, Heinrich & Kramer PC
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor, DePaul University 

Moral Rights in the Talmud: The Case of Attribution
Marc Shapiro, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies, University of Scranton

Sense and Censorship:  Is Historical Truth An Orthodox Value?
Marc Shapiro, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies, University of Scranton

From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright since the Birth of Print, October 27, 2008
Neil W. Netanel, Professor of Law, UCLA
David Nimmer, Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, and Visiting Professor of Law, UCLA 

The American Declaration of Independence as a Theological Imperative, September 18, 2008
​Zohar Raviv, Associate Professor, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies​​​​​​​​​​

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