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Event Series Event Series: CLE 2023-24

CLE: Risk-Taking: How Much Danger Does Jewish Law Permit?

Thursday, May 30
8:30 AM EDT -10:45 AM EDT

Virtual Event

Cost: With credit: $195 series/$35 each individual class; Without credit: $165 series/$30 each individual class


Gefsky Community Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff

Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!

The Gefsky Community Scholar position is endowed by the H. Arnold and Adrien B. Gefsky Endowment Fund of the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.


People regularly engage in extraordinarily risky activities.

Is this Jewishly allowed? Given that everything we do contains some danger, how would we know when the risk is too great? Can a Jew go bungee jumping? In this CLE, we will consider the limits of risk-taking from the perspective of Jewish law.

Underwritten by the Alan Papernick Educational Institute Endowment Fund. 





Patti Dziekan

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