UJF Cardozo Society Presents "The Legal Battle Against Antisemitism Today"

On Wednesday, May 22 at Temple Sinai, United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien’s Cardozo Society will host "The Legal Battle Against Antisemitism Today" featuring presentations by Attorney Daniel Schlessinger and Dr. Asaf Romirowsky.

The dinner and networking event runs from 6:30 - 7:30 pm and will be followed by the presentation and discussion. Chaired by Robert Hoff and Julie Daniels, the evening is open to the entire community.

Daniel Schlessinger (brother of UJF President Michael Schlessinger) is a business litigator and partner at the Chicago-based law firm of Jaszczuk P.C. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, having previously served as President and Chair of its American Friends group.

Schlessinger and his co-counsel Aliza Lewin, CEO of the Louis Brandeis Center, have spent the past 20- plus years attempting to enforce one of the early legal provisions targeted at terrorists, related to the Sbarro Pizza bombing in Jerusalem in 2001. Representing Stanley and Joyce Boim in this case, whose son David was the first American killed by Hamas, the case is still pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This case has become a source of information for numerous new lawsuits growing out of campus antisemitism today, as much of it is linked to the same nefarious proxy tax-exempt organizations Schlessinger has been targeting.

Dr. Romirowsky is the Executive Director of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA), as well as the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). He is also a senior nonresident research fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA). He has worked very closely with Schlessinger on his case related to the Sbarro Pizza bombing for many years. Romirowsky is the co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief and a contributor to The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel. Recently, he co-edited “Word Crimes: Reclaiming the Language of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” a special issue of the Journal of Israel Studies.

The Cardozo Society is UJF’s affinity group for legal professionals in Fairfield County, providing education, leadership, and networking opportunities aimed at helping the local Jewish communities.

Please visit www.ujf.org/cardozo for more information and to register. Early-bird registration is available through May 16 for $36 per person, and $45 per person after May 16. Participating attorneys will receive CLE credit at no additional charge.