2021 Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

12:00-1:30 Lunch & Welcome

1:30- 2:30 Breakout Sessions

PA DOC REP–Rev. Ulli Klemm, Director of religious services, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Issues facing the Jewish men and women incarcerated. Concerns you would like to see addressed, for the holidays or throughout the year.

OHIO DOC REP- Dr. Mike Davis, Director of religious services, Ohio Department of Corrections:  Issues facing the Jewish men and women incarcerated. Concerns you would like to see addressed, for the holidays or throughout the year

2:30- 2:45 Break

2:45- 3:45 Rabbi Yisroel Altein – Chabad of Squirrel Hill,

Lock and Key: What’s the Point of Prison?

A quick glance at the statistics suggests an uncomfortable truth: modern-day societies imprison people at a rate unparalleled, and indeed unimaginable, in past times. Why is this so? Why do we lock people up, and what do we hope to achieve by doing so? Does the purpose of prison always outweigh the cons of conviction? This lecture will consider and contrast secular and Talmudic theories of criminal justice.

3:45-4:45 Rabbi Leibel Scheinbaum, SCI Albion

Crisis in prison, Covid and lessons to learn

4:45  Picture in front of Aleph

5:00 - 6:30 Dinner

6:30- 7:00 Symposium Reception, Community Partner Tables - at: Shaare Torah Congregation - Social Hall, 2319 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

7:00- 9:00 Symposium

Monday, May 20th, 2019

8:30 - 9:15 am Breakfast

9:15 -10:45 am Breakout Sessions

Denise Weaver & Timothy Ross - PA Board of Probation

Parole during Covid, how parole will look and work post covid.

10:45 - 11:15 am Break

11:15 - 12:30 pm Rabbi Yisroel Altein – Chabad of S.H.,

Clean Slate: How Do Criminals Make Amends?

What is the ultimate aim of the criminal justice system? If society seeks restitution for crimes and rehabilitation for criminals, it needs a better plan. It must consider what rehabilitation looks like, for which offenders and offenses it is applicable, and how to ensure sentencing contributes to this end. This class examines the extensive, systematic program of repentance laid out in the Talmud and considers what insights this process holds for the above questions and present-day criminal rehabilitation. Finally, we look at sentencing programs that incorporate some of these elements in their pursuit of real rehabilitative justice.

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 Mrs. Gail Kraut, Esq.

What changes Covid made in the criminal Justice system during Covid, what procedures will likely be implemented and as a Rabbi/clergy, what we should know.

3:00 - 3:45 2022 conference planning; Programs at Aleph.

All programs take place at The Aleph Institute (unless marked).

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