More than 800 attorneys and judges are expected to participate in the 16th annual Jewish Law Symposium on Tuesday, September 13, at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany; it also will be available online. The symposium will feature a panel discussion, “The Ethics of Cancel Culture and Redemption.”
Benjamin Brafman, a high-profile criminal defense attorney, will highlighting the program. Rabbi Shalom Lubin of the Chabad of SE Morris County, founder of the Jewish Law Symposium, will moderate a panel discussion with Jeffrey S. Chiesa, founding partner of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC; Karen Kessler, a public relations expert;, and Rabbi Simon Jacobson, a renowned Jewish scholar and thinker.
“The laws and ethics of the Talmud have served as a cornerstone of humanity’s civil and moral infrastructure, while shaping its legal judicial systems,” Rabbi Lubin said. “Navigating the timely topic of cancel culture and exploring options of the redemptive process through the lens of both civil law and the Talmud and 2,000 years of Jewish ethics and wisdom is very exciting.”
“I find this program to be intellectually stimulating and fascinating; I love attending every year,” the symposium’s chair Cary B. Cheifetz of Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC., said. “If you come to the Jewish Law Symposium, you will walk away with a body of knowledge you will never forget.”
Over the last 16 years, the Jewish Law Symposium has become a premier educational event in the New Jersey legal community. Past panelists include Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, and Justices Barry T. Albin, Gary S. Stein, and Virginia Long, all retired from the New Jersey Supreme Court; Hon. John W. Bissell, Chief USDJ (Ret.); Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, USDJ, and Hon. Freda L. Wolfson, USDJ.; John J. Farmer, former Rutgers Law School dean; and Barry H. Ostrowsky, CEO of RWJBarnabas Health.
The Jewish Law Symposium is a project of Rabbinical College of America. For information, go to www.JewishLawSymposium.com or call (973) 377-0707.