Gefsky Community Scholar

An IDF soldier facing the Western Wall with an Israeli flag on their right shoulder

CLE: War Ethics in the Jewish Legal Tradition

Thursday, June 26, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

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

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A picture of Jewish text to the left and a split Israel flag to the right. A Lady Justice statue stands on the right.

CLE: Jewish Law in the Legal System of Israel

Thursday, May 1, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

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

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Hebrew text on puzzle pieces

CLE: Understanding the Structure of Jewish Legal Texts

Thursday, March 27, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Virtual

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

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CLE: Legalizing Cannabis Is it Jewishly Acceptable?

Thursday, January 16, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Virtual

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

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Jewish family carving a jack-o-lantern with halloween decorations

CLE: Halloween, Yoga and Seances: The Legal Boundary Between Forbidden Practices and Harmless Activities

Thursday, October 31 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

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

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a picture of the Statue of Liberty

CLE: Immigration From a Jewish Law Perspective

Thursday, September 12 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual

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

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A caduceus on a blue background with the Israeli flag on the bottom

Israel at War: Pittsburgh Doctors Answer the Call

Tuesday, May 14 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States

Celebrate the dedicated Pittsburgh doctors who visited Israel after the October 7 attacks.

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Case for Israel

Making the Case for Israel

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Zoom

Gefsky Community Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff offers tools for how to reply to Israel’s critics in this time of war.

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Gefskys Endow Adult Jewish Learning Position at Jewish Federation

Thursday, May 30 @ 6:44 AM EDT

Arnie and Adrien Gefsky have endowed the adult Jewish learning scholar position through a planned gift at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Foundation that will cover the costs of the position in perpetuity. The resident scholar will become the H. Arnold and Adrien B. Gefsky Community Scholar. “We are immensely grateful for […]

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Redeeming Captives: A Vexing Dilemma

Sunday, November 5, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Virtual

Join Rabbi Danny Schiff for this year’s Global Day of Jewish Learning

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A family celebrating Shabbat

CLE: The Legal Dimensions of Shabbat

Thursday, March 28 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Zoom

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

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CLE: Kedoshim

Thursday, May 9 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

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

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Woman handing money to a collector

CLE: Usury: Paying Interest on Loans in Jewish Law

Thursday, January 25 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Zoom

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

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broken glass window

CLE: The Nuremberg Laws Led to Kristallnacht

Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Zoom

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

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A silhouette of a person at a sporting event

CLE: How Jewish Law Approaches Sport

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Zoom

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

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A person jumping from a cliff

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

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

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

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H. Arnold & Adrien B. Gefsky Community Scholar Launch & The 30th Anniversary of Melton in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States

Hear from Gefsky Community Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Melton in Pittsburgh.

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Seder Plate

Virtual Seder Prep Webinar

Thursday, May 30 @ 6:44 AM EDT

In this seminar, Rabbi Schiff will offer pointers as to how to lead a quality Seder.

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