Nov 26, 2008 — As part of an extensive adult education program at the Young Israel of Woodmere, Yeshiva University (YU) is offering a series of lectures on the timely issue of “Ethics in the Workplace” to the Five Towns community. The speakers are well known figures in their respective fields of medicine and law. Individuals who attend the lectures will be awarded Continuing Medical Education credits at YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Continuing Legal Education credits at YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Young Israel of Woodmere is located at 859 Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere, New York. All lectures will take place at 8:15 PM. The following speakers will address the Five Towns community at Young Israel over the upcoming months:

Joseph Feit, Yale Law School graduate and past president of NACOEJ (North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, will discuss “Law, Politics, and the Forgotten Jews of Ethiopia” on Wednesday, December 11.

Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman, RIETS graduate and member of the Board of the Halachic Organ Donor Society, will speak on “Reinventing Life and Reexamining Death: Medical Halacha for the 21st Century” on Wednesday, January 14.

Rabbi Aharon Glatt, president and CEO of New Island Hospital and over 25 years of academic medical practice experience, will discuss “Acting Ethically and Being Shomer Shabbat in the Workplace and in Graduate Schools” on Wednesday, February 11.

Ellen Yaroshefsky, Clinical Professor of Law and the Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Ethics Center at YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, will speak about “Ethics in the Interviewing of Witnesses” on Thursday, March 19.

Rachel Mansdorf, associate in the Trusts and Estates group at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein and Breitstone, LLP, will discuss “Matters of Life and Death – Crafting a Halachic Estate Plan” on Wednesday, May 6.

The lecture series is part of YU’s ongoing commitment to providing both a halachic and professional education to its alumni and members of the Five Towns community. For more information on the “Ethics in the Workplace” series or to learn about additional YU adult education programming please contact Lisa Horowitz at 212-960-0848 or