More than 1,000 Jews, representing communities from across the country and around the world, will gather next week in Chicago for JLI’s 9th annual National Jewish Retreat for five days.
The event will take place at the magnificent, historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago.
The participants will choose from over 180 sessions featuring the best of Jewish scholarship. The lineup of more than 70 scholars includes Rabbi Adin Even Yisroel Steinsaltz, Rabbi Yitzchak Schochat, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Jacobson, Rabbi Yona Reiss, Rabbi Moshe Bryski, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Rabbi Shmuel Lew, Professor Yaakov Brawer and Rabbi Shais Taub among many others.
On Wednesday, the retreat will host the inaugural National Conference of Jewish Lawyers, chaired by four prominent Chicago attorneys and featuring former U.S. Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, attorney Nat Lewin, Rabbi Adin Stensaltz, Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe and Professors Sheldon Nahmod and Steven Resnicoff.
On Thursday will be a Jewish Women’s Day organized by the Rosh Chodesh Society, JLI’s women’s studies division. A Jewish medical ethics track that is accredited for continuing medical education will run throughout the retreat and will feature experts in the field including Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman and Touro College President, Dr. Alan Kadish.
More information is available on the retreat’s site, jretreat.com.