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Beth Din of America to Host Presidents Day Seminar in Teaneck

Sessions will focus on the role of the Beth Din as an arbitrator in commercial disputes, halachic prenups and divorce.

(Courtesy of Beth Din of America) The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, will host a community outreach seminar, with leading religious and legal scholars addressing some of the most critical legal issues affecting the Jewish community today, including when and how to come to the court to adjudicate commercial disputes, the role of lawyers in Beth Din dispute resolution and halachic prenuptial agreements.

The seminar will take place Monday, Feb. 18, at Congregation Keter Torah, located at 600 Roemer Avenue in Teaneck. The sessions are slated to start at 9 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. It will also stream live on YUTorah.org.

CLE credits are available free of charge to legal professionals from California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania through the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. To register for CLE credits, please visit www.bethdin.org/register.

Co-sponsors for the program include Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union.

Scheduled speakers include Yeshiva University Rosh Yeshiva and Beth Din of America Sgan Av Beth Din, Rabbi Mordechai Willig; Pepperdine School of Law’s Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, Prof. Michael Avi Helfand, Esq.; Beth Din of America President and Partner at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP, Benyamin Kaminetzky, Esq.; Chicago Rabbinical Council Av Beth and Chaver of Beth Din of America, Rabbi Yona Reiss, Esq.; and Beth Din of America Director, Rabbi Shlomo Weissman, Esq.

“Through events like these, we hope to further educate members of our community on the methods and work of the Beth Din and its role as a center for resolution of all types of disputes,” said Rabbi Weissmann. “The Beth Din is a place where Jews should feel comfortable to bring their cases. The Beth Din of America handles a wide array of cases, resolved by judges with impressive credentials in Jewish and secular law. They come from leading schools and law firms and with varied business experience and expertise. There is no place better designed to arbitrate and mediate issues that arise within our community than the Beth Din.”

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