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2016-2017 Programs

How Political Correctness Chokes off Serious Debate
Sunday, May 7, 2017
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Raheel Raza, a leading global voice against Islamist extremism is President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, founding member of The Muslim Reform Movement, author of the book Their Jihad – Not My Jihad, award winning journalist, public speaker, and advocate for human rights, gender equality and dignity in diversity.

Ivory Tower Terror
Sunday, May 7, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presenters:
Professor Steven Resnicoff, DePaul University College of Law Raheel Raza, President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow

US-Israel Relations 100 Days into the Trump Administration: Legal and Political Perspectives
Wednesday, April 26, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The program featured a presentation by Udi Sommer, the Israel Institute Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University of New York. He is a tenured senior faculty member at the Political Science Department at Tel Aviv University and a member of the Israeli Young National Academy of Science. The program offered 1.5 units of CLE credit.
Video of the lecture can be found here.

DePaul University Holocaust Remembrance Day Event
Monday, April 24, 2016
7 p.m.
The Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies (JLJS) co-sponsored a Holocaust Remembrance Day event along with University Ministry, DePaul Jewish Life & Metro Chicago Hillel, and The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. The program featured testimony by two survivors of several concentration camps and the screening of a film entitled "Surviving Skokie."

Let There Be Water
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lecture by author, Seth M. Siegel
In Let There Be Water, author Seth M. Siegel tells the story of how Israel has been jumping ahead of the water-innovation curve for decades. As the world enters a long period of water scarcity, Israel is a model for what the world must do with its precious water resources. Siegel has been a strong voice for action before audiences around the world, advocating awareness before the water problem becomes a humanitarian crisis.
Video of the lecture can be found here.

The Sexual Trafficking of Humans in the U.S.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
11:50 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Presenters:
Donna Fishman, JCAST Chicago Heather Ross, Partner with Ross & Zuckerman, LLP Melissa Banerjee, CAASE
Video of the lecture can be found here.

Responding to Antisemitism in the UN (& other International Institutions): What Can America Do?
Tuesday, December 11, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presenters:
David Levitt, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP (and member of JLJS Advisory Board) Professor Steven Resnicoff, DePaul University College of Law Amy Stoken, Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee Michael Weil, Esq. Patent Attorney.

Religious Freedom Throughout the World
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Presenter:
Rabbi David N. Saperstein, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein is a principal advisor to the President and Secretary of State and serves as the United States’ chief diplomat on issues of religious freedom worldwide. He spoke on the work to promote religious freedom around the world and to fight religious persecution, discrimination, and genocide by groups like ISIS. 1.5 units of CLE credit was offered.
Video of the lecture can be found here.

Antisemitism in the Arab World: An Obstacle to Arab-Israeli Peace
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 pm.
DePaul University, College of Law
25 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 241, Chicago, IL 60604
Dr. Benny Morris, Professor of History, Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University, Dr. Salim Mansur, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario
Video of the lecture can be found here.


2015-2016 Programs

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. Video of the event is available here.

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 International8 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
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, 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


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