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Thursday, April 19, 2018   Full Day $250, Auditors Welcome!

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Mass Incarceration in Pennsylvania 2018
What needs to be done – Compared with Jewish law and practice regarding punishment and imprisonment

Robert Lankin, J.D., CFP®, CEP®, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. 
Angus R. Love, Esq., Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
Rabbi Andrea Merow, Beth Sholom Congregation

In the last fifty years the number of incarcerated people in the United states has exploded. Today around 2.3 million adults in the United States are incarcerated, which is approximately one quarter of all the prisoners on the planet.
In this presentation, the problem will be presented and solutions suggested. Pennsylvania houses around 100,000 inmates, in state, county and federal institutions. It is believed that the cost in Pennsylvania alone is in excess of five billion dollars per year. There is no quick solution but in order for society to reverse this process in a meaningful way, public attitudes need to change. This program is an attempt to do just that.
Jewish people, with four thousand years of laws and commentaries, have a lot to say on the subject. Comparing the state of incarceration in this country with Jewish law and practice is a useful and interesting exercise

Kosher continental breakfast included.
Doors open at 8:30 am.

12:45 Pm - 4:15 PM ONE (1) ETHICS & TWO (2) SUBSTANTIVE CREDITS $150

Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court

Paul Finkelman, PhD President of Gratz College

The three most important Supreme Court Justices before the Civil War--Chief Justices John Marshall and Roger B. Taney and Associate Justice Joseph Story--upheld the institution of slavery in ruling after ruling. These opinions cast a shadow over the Court and the legacies of these men, but historians have rarely delved deeply into the personal and political ideas and motivations they held. Dr.Paul Finkelman establishes an authoritative account of each justice’s proslavery position, the reasoning behind his opposition to black freedom, and the incentives created by circumstances in his private life.
The book, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court, by Dr. Paul Finkelman will serve as written materials for the course and will be given out on the day of the course.

Kosher lunch included (beginning at 12:15 p.m.)