We sponsor events and programs that address the relevance and applicability of Jewish Law to current legal issues such as human rights, national security, free speech and religious liberty.

Upcoming events

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12:30PM – The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (AAJLJ) invites you to a lunchtime teleconference with Muhammad U. Faridi, Litigation partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

In “The Importance of Sharing the Jewish Experience in Immigration Litigation,” Mr. Faridi will outline the various ongoing immigration and asylum-related litigations, including those involving governmental policies. Currently, the biggest immigration litigation concerns the ACA (Asylum Cooperative Agreements) Rule, which aims to send individuals seeking asylum along the U.S./Mexico border to Guatemala or other countries with which the United States has entered into “Asylum Cooperative Agreements.” This rule applied to individuals who arrive at a U.S. port of entry, or enter, or attempt to enter the U.S., between ports of entry, on or after November 19, 2019.

Mr. Faridi will also recommend roles that religious organizations, with a Jewish focus, should have in these types of lawsuits, and why it is important for the courts to hear that perspective.

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Past Events

Tuesday, January 28 at 6PM – The AAJLJ held its 2019 Pursuit of Justice Awards dinner and awards ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at The Whittemore House in Washington, DC – The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20036.

The AAJLJ honored Stuart Kurlander, Baruch Weiss, and Alyza Lewin.

Wednesday, May 22 at 12:30pm AAJLJ NY Chapter luncheon panel on the Israel elections with Dr. Efraim Chalamish: “US Relations and Post Israeli Elections Analysis”

Thursday, April 4 at 6:30pm – Panel with the New York City Bar Association Committee on Capital Punishment and the AAJLJ on Comparative Israeli and U.S. Perspectives on the Death Penalty and Private Prisons featuring Justice Salim Joubran, William Erlbaum, Stephen R. Greenwald, and Kate McMahon

Wednesday, April 3 at 12:00pm – AAJLJ NY Chapter luncheon with Justice Salim Joubran, (ret.), Israeli Supreme Court, , on his years on the Israeli Supreme Court and the current state of law and justice in Israel

Wednesday, March 13 at 12:00pm – AAJLJ NY Chapter luncheon panel on anti-BDS legislation with Robert Garson, Stephen Greenwald, Robert Herbst, and Jonathan Kuttab: “H.R. 1697 and its legal implications.”

View the video here:

March 13th AAJLJ program on anti-BDS legislation

Wednesday, March 28th at 12pm – AAJLJ Luncheon with Milan Chatterjee – 767 Third Avenue, 37th floor, New York, NY – “The BDS Movement’s Attack Machine at College Campuses.” 

March 6, 2018 – AAJLJ and Greenberg Traurig in Florham Park, NJ hosted a conversation with Justice Salim Joubran on “Adjudicating in the Middle East: My Time on the Israel Supreme Court.” Read  coverage of the event, written by Alyssa Grzesh (Executive Director)  for the AAJLJ,  in the Jewish Link of NJ here.

February 12, 2018 – American Society of the University of Haifa, Cullen and Dykman LLP, and AAJLJ hosted a conversation with Dr. Zohar Segev on “The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust: Between Activism and Restraint – Offices of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019. 

AAJLJ Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 28th at 2pm – 767 Third Avenue, 37th floor, New York, NY 

International Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists (IAJLJ) – International Conference, Jerusalem, Israel – November 29 – December 2, 2017

Past Events Highlights

2017 Pursuit of Justice Awards Honoring Hon. Guido Calabresi and Hon. Michael Mukasey

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the AAJLJ presented its Annual Pursuit of Justice Award to two distinguished legal luminaries; Hon. Guido Calabresi, Senior Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Hon. Michael Mukasey, Former Attorney General of the United States. The event was held at the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York City, with attendees enjoying an evening of food, wine, conversation, and speeches from the honorees and from Former Mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani and Pursuit of Justice recipient Bob Weinberg.

A Conversation with Ambassador Danny Danon

On Monday, November 28, 2016, Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, spoke at an AAJLJ breakfast hosted by the law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presents Pursuit of Justice Award to Justice Elena Kagan

On December 16, 2013, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored Justice Elena Kagan, the third sitting Jewish Justice, with the Pursuit of Justice Award in the august chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court.