Programs

The Annual Interdenominational Jewish Community Event

Established with the 2010 discussion on Matrilineal vs. Patrilinial Descent, the JLJS Annual Interdenominational Jewish Community Event takes a penetrating look at the difficult issues confronting Judaism today. On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, following a kosher dinner at the CJE Senior Life/Weinberg Community in Deerfield, Illinois, Professor Roberta Kwall moderated a discussion on "Down the Road: The Future of Jewish Denominations." Rabbi Peter Knobel, PhD., Emeritus, Beth Emet the Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL, Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL, and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York, NY discussed the past, present and future of the three largest Jewish denominations.

JLJS Interreligious Programs and Luncheons 2012-2013

Wednesday, October 3, 2012: Sukkot Lunch and Learn for Students, Faculty and Staff
Dr. Ellen LeVee, JLJS Scholar-in-Residence, DePaul University College of Law
Co-Sponsored by University Ministry and the DePaul Jewish Life Center

Wednesday, January 23, 2013: Tu B’shvat Lunch and Learn for Students, Faculty and Staff
Dr. Ellen LeVee, JLJS Scholar-in-Residence, DePaul University College of Law
Co-Sponsored by University Ministry and the DePaul Jewish Life Center

Tuesday, February 20, 2013: 18th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture
Jews, Catholics and the American Idea
Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik, Director, Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva
University and Associate Rabbi, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, Manhattan

Wednesday, February 27, 2013: Purim Lunch and Learn for Students, Faculty and Staff
Dr. Ellen LeVee, JLJS Scholar-in-Residence, DePaul University College of Law
Co-Sponsored by University Ministry and DePaul Jewish Life Center

Wednesday, March 20, 2013: Pre-Passover Lunch and Learn for Students, Faculty and Staff
Dr. Ellen LeVee, JLJS Scholar-in-Residence, DePaul University College of Law
Co-Sponsored by University Ministry and DePaul Jewish Life Center

JLJS Visiting and Local Scholar Lectures and Luncheons 2012-2013

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Understanding Jewish Law
Steven H. Resnicoff, Professor of Law

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Why Law Matters Beyond the Jewish Denominations
Roberta Kwall, Professor of Law

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

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

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

Tuesday March 12, Bankrupting Terrorism
Stephen J. Landes, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, and
Barry Jonas, U.S. Attorney’s office, NSD Counterterrorism Section

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

Judaism, Health and Healing: A Chicago Community Resource Conference

Co-Sponsored by the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, the Jewish Healing Network of Chicago, and the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Panelists:

  • Sheldon Berkowitz, M.D. Medical Director, General Pediatrics Clinic, Minneapolis
  • Jack Bierig, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago
  • Neil Bockian, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago
  • Sherry Brandt-Rauf, Research Associate, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Rabbi Michael Broyde, Associate Professor of Law, Emory University, Atlanta
  • Aron S. Buchman, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Nanette Elster, Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University School of Law, University of Illinois School of Public Health, and lecturer, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago
  • Rachel Kohl Finegold, Education and Ritual Director, Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel, Chicago
  • Suzanne Griffel, Rabbinic Chaplain, Jewish Care Services, Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, Chicago
  • Stan Lapidos, Project Manager and Instructor, Department of Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Joseph Ozarowski, Rabbinic Chaplain, Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
  • Steven Resnicoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University, Chicago
  • Joshua Sarnoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University, Chicago
  • Elan Simckes, M.D. Medical Director, The Fertility Partnership, St Louis, MO
  • Vivian Skolnick, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Faculty Member, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Chicago
  • James Tulsky, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Nursing, and Chief, Duke Center for Palliative Care, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Susan Zoline, PhD. Associate Professor, Argosy University, Chicago

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