The Judge and The Rabbi present....

Accredited for 3 CLE credits

Judge Nicole Sonnenblick, JMC, Judge in Freehold & Millstone Townships, Sea Bright Borough

Judge Ira Kreizman, Retired Superior Court Judge of New Jersey

Rabbi Boruch Chazanow, Director of the Chabad of Western Monmouth County

Rabbi Levi Wolosow , Director of Adult Education at Chabad House


Part 1: Negotiating with Terror - 7/15 at 7:30 PM, Instructors: Judge Nicole Sonnenblick & Rabbi Levi Wolosow
In 2011, Israel set 1,027 prisoners free in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit. More recently, the rise of ISIS and the murders of James Foley and Steven Sutloff and others have forced us to revisit this heart wrenching debate: Should we pay hefty ransoms or release dangerous criminals in exchange for the life and freedom of an innocent hostage?

Part 2: Torturing to Save Lives - 7/22 at 7:30 PM, Instructors: Judge Ira Kreizman & Rabbi Boruch Chazanow
The recent "Torture Report" alleges that the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 were ineffective. But what if they did yield valuable information—would they have been justified? While the evils of terror must be combated, human rights must also be protected. How are we to balance these competing values?