Continuing Legal Education
Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.
The Alan Papernick Educational Institute Endowment Fund presents a 6-Part Series taught by Gefsky Community Scholar Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff.
Cost with credit: $195 series/$35 each individual class
Cost without credit: $165 series/$30 each individual class
Earn 2 ethics credits per class!
In an age in which most “blue laws” have been forgotten, and in which we are apt to see the Sabbath as a religious institution, it is easy to forget that, historically, the parameters of Sabbath observance were precisely legislated. In this CLE, Rabbi Schiff will discuss the Shabbat as a legal institution in American and Jewish law.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States + Google Map
Sometimes, legal systems enact provisions that directly seek to elevate human conduct. Jewish law does just that. In this special in-person CLE, Rabbi Schiff will explore the fundamental section of the Torah called “Kedoshim” (elevated behavior), and will clarify the intent of the numerous legal provisions to be found there.
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.
Full inclusion is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation welcomes invitees of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.
The cost of taking a course is never a barrier to participation. If price is an issue, please contact the organizer of this course, so that we can make the cost of the course comfortable for you.