By the Grace of G‑d


15th Annual Symposium scheduled for: 5/19/2024

Aleph Institute 14th Annual “Second Chance” Symposium


Sympodium is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Barry Lembersky


9 Iyar, 5783 - April 30, 2023


Join us to learn more about our work in the criminal justice system, how it affects every community in the US., 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. Hayli Elgarten as "Volunteer of the Year" and Rabbi Tzvi Seliger as "Chaplain of the year".

Location: Chabad of Pittsburgh - 1700 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (Entrance on Forbes Ave.)


7:00 PM

  • Marty Davis, Aleph Institute Chairman, Welcome (watch)
  • Lighting of candle in memory of Barry Lembersky (watch)
  • Awards to honorees. 
  • Rev. Ulli Klemm, PA Department of Corrections, Greetings. (watch)
  • Dr. Mike Davis, Ohio Department of Corrections, Greetings. (watch)
  • Rev. Dr. Victor Lee, NJ Deptartment of Corrections, Greetings 
  • Mr. Brian Helfrich, Regional Director PA Parole remarks. (watch)
  • Rabbi Yisroel (Joel) Pfeffer, Esq. (watch)
  • Keynote: The Honorable Judge,  W. Scott Hardy (watch)
  • Fred Sims, What Aleph Institute means to the men and women incarcerated and the help during re-entry. (watch)
  • Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel, The Aleph Institute.