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 on Sunday, February 17, at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, located at 8 Spruce Street in Cedarhurst. The sessions are slated to start at 9 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. It will also stream live on

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Cosponsors 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 Administrative Attorney Jordana Mondrow, 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.”

Founded in 1960, the Beth Din of America is dedicated to serving North America’s Jewish community as the preeminent religious arbitration forum. The organization provides a professional, user-friendly setting for dispute resolution within the Jewish community. Its handles commercial, communal, and family disputes utilizing its deep expertise in Jewish commercial law, combined with a sophisticated understanding of the role of secular law and marketplace norms in dispute resolution under Jewish law. For more information, please visit


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