JLI Winter Course - Crime and Consequence

JLI Winter Course - Crime and Consequence

February 20, 2019 | 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Pioneer Valley
1148 Converse st

JLI and LYA announce a winter JLI series Crime and Consequence, a new six-session course exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal rehabilitation.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at LYA, 1148 Converse Street, in Longmeadow participants in the course will challenge their thinking, ponder the implications of ancient Talmudic wisdom for complex modern cases, and get to the heart of the most pressing injustices facing our criminal justice system today.

Participants in the course will ponder foundational questions: What is the goal of criminal punishment—to gain retribution for the victim, to keep criminals off the streets and safeguard from future crime, to set an example and instill the fear of law, or to rehabilitate the criminal and reintroduce him to society? Should we consider testimonies given in exchange for a reduced sentence as reliable evidence?

The course also boldly addresses society’s most serious sentencing questions: Is life-without-parole a justifiable penalty? May we sentence a person to death? When would these options be warranted? Is there a better way?

Crime and Consequence is accredited in Massachussetts for attorneys and other law professionals to earn continuing education credits. Like all JLI programs, this course is designed for people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

Interested students may call 413-348-4978 or visit www.myJLI.com for registration and for other course-related information. Fee for the course, which includes a student textbook, is $100 with a couple’s price of $180.

For More Information

Phone: 413-348-4978
Email: [email protected]
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      In cooperation with LOCAL PARTNERS

      Jewish Federation of Western MA  - Jewish Federation of the Berkshires