Dr. Mark Goldfeder Attorney, rabbi, and law professor to educate different audiences

by | Sep 25, 2017 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, October 17, Simon Family JCC
Continuing Legal Education: 12–4 pm, $150 includes class and lunch
Society of Professional networking event: 6–7 pm, $10 cover
Community event: 7:30–8:30 pm, free

A quick, one-day trip to Tidewater by Dr. Mark Goldfeder will include three opportunities to learn and engage—a Continuing Legal Education course, a networking event, and a community event.

Goldfeder, a senior lecturer and Spruill Family Senior Fellow for the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, will discuss the comparative approach of secular law versus Halacha when he leads a three-credit CLE class for attorneys. This event is In partnership with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and Society of Professionals, together with the Norfolk Kollel.

“Rabbi Goldfeder is uniquely qualified as a lecturer—he is an ordained rabbi, law school professor, attorney, and leading advocate against the BDS movement,” says attorney Jeffrey Brooke.

Goldfeder has been an adviser to the United Nations on Israel, and he runs an Israel fellowship program for freshmen at Emory. Last November, Goldfeder gave a keynote lecture at the United Nations on drawing lines between religious discrimination and the First Amendment. His CNN op-ed, Obama administration was hypocritical on UN’s Israeli settlements vote, examines the hypocrisy and perceived bias toward Israel. He’ll discuss this during the free and open to the community event and also speak about Israel’s relationship with the United Nations and how it relates to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Prior to the community event, Goldfeder will lead a brief discussion on the legal aspects of boycotts and de-legitimization for the UJFT’s Society of Professionals. This networking event will include wine, beer, and light appetizers.

“I am excited to hear what he has to say and to welcome him as the Norfolk Area Community Kollel’s first ever continuing legal education (CLE) presenter,” says Brooke.

For more information or to RSVP for these events, visit JewishVA.org/Goldfeder.