Over the years, federal and state laws have evolved to protect the rights of minorities in the workplace and otherwise. Much ink has been spilled, and many dollars have been spent on the legislation and litigation of such laws. In this dialogue, we will delve into the history of such laws and compare and contrast the US legal approach to the one of Judaism.
Through reviewing biblical verses, Talmudic rulings, and medieval-times Rabbinic responsa, we will discover how Judaism answers this always-timely question: how do we protect the most vulnerable of society?
Dinner will be served.
This in-person seminar is approved for 1.0 NJ CLE Diversity/Inclusion/Elimination of Bias credits.
Dror Futter graduated from Princeton University in 1986 and from Columbia University School of Law in 1989. He is a technology and venture capital partner at Rimon, PC, a global virtual law firm. He previously was the General Counsel of a venture capital fund and a Hackensack-based videoconferencing company. He is a frequent speaker at CLE programs related to the venture capital space.
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe is Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Torah in Springfield / Longmeadow, MA, Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law based in New York, NY, and Rabbinical Director for the Massachusetts Kashrut Commission.
The Institute offers lecture, seminars, and other programs, in person and online, throughout North America, as well as in Africa, Australia, Latin America, and Europe.
A particular focus of Rabbi Yaffe’s work has been the intersection of the concerns created by contemporary legal, scientific, medical, public and foreign policy issues with the ethics and values presented in three and a half millennia of Judaic law and thought.
Rabbi Yaffe has previously served as a pulpit rabbi at Hull Hebrew Congregation, Hull, England, the Young Israel of Hartford, CT, and Congregation Agudas Achim, one of the first Orthodox congregations in Connecticut, founded 1887.
Chaim Book graduated from Yeshiva University in 1987 and from Columbia University School of Law in 1990, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation from law school, he worked at Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl in the labor and employment department, and later at the law firm of Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky.
In 1996, Chaim Chaim, along with his partner, Avraham Moskowitz, founded the firm Moskowitz & Book, LLP (“MB”). His practice at MB concentrates in the area of employment law, where he represents both employees and employers. By representing both employees and employers, he has a unique perspective which gives him insight and ability to solve problems for his clients.
Mr. Book has served as an advisor to boards and officers of a number of not-for-profit entities and has served as a board member as well. Chaim has represented more than fifty synagogues, churches, and religious elementary, middle, and high schools in the area of employment law.