By the Grace of G‑d

Aleph Institute 11th Annual “Second Chance” Symposium

Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Barry Lembersky

10 Tammuz, 5781 - June 20, 2021

Join us to learn more about our criminal justice system, how it affects every community in the US., the changes that are in the pipeline, and the impact Aleph Institute is having in this community. 


Learn how we can change the life of a man or a woman who is incarcerated, and what we as a society can do to bring change to a system that needs re-thinking. Especially over the past year, when so much attention has been brought to our criminal justice system, there is now bi-partisan support for change.


Be part of the effort to effect change, and support and congratulate our volunteers who dedicate endless hours to help those who so often have no one else to turn to.

Join us as we honor Mrs. Andi Fischhoff and Rabbi Yirmiyahu Lerner.

Location: Shaare Torah Congregation - Social Hall, 2319 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

7:00 PM

  • Mary Davis, Aleph Institute Chairman, Welcome
  • Lighting of candle in memory of Barry Lembersky
  • Awards to honorees: Andi Fischhoff – Volunteer of the year; Yirmiyahu Lerner – Rabbi of the year
  • Rev. Ulli Klemm, PA Department of Corrections, Greetings.
  • Dr. Mike Davis, Ohio Department of Corrections, Greetings.
  • Mr. Zev (William/Bill) Rudolph, Aleph Institute Board Member, 30 Years of Aleph Institute
  • Senator Jay Costa, PA Senate
  • Mr. Dan Frankel, PA Representative
  • Councilman Corey O’Conner, Pittsburgh City Council
  • The Honorable Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy, Chief Magistrate Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, The Aleph Institute.