The Hildesheimer Lecture
A cooperation between the Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin and the Berliner Studien zum Jüdischen Recht (Humboldt-Universität)
Judge Rachel Freier, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County
“Womens’ and Childrens’ Rights – A Comparison between Halacha and Secular Law”
The lecture, scheduled for Monday, May 11’20, has been postponed to a later date.
We will inform you in due course.
Hildesheimer Lecture January 2019
Lawyer Harry Rothenberg Esq.
Hildesheimer Lecture January 2018
Rabbi Professor Dr. Avraham Steinberg
Hildesheimer Lecture December 2015
Hildesheimer Lecture January 2015
Hildesheimer Lecture December 2013
Unfortunately we have to postpone the Hildesheimer lecture to the second half of the year due to current events. This is due to a decision by the Berlin Senate, to cancel all meetings and events of the Berlin universities by July 20. and now also affects the Hildesheimer lecture. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a new appointment.
The Hildesheimer Lecture series was launched in 2013 by the Berlin Studies on Jewish Law of the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt University Berlin and the Rabbinical Seminar in Berlin.
Hildesheimer Lecture – Previous speakers
January 2019 – Harry Rothenberg, Partner at Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, New York, and a leading expert in Personal Injury Law, commented, “When Systems Collide: Professional Responsibility and Opportunity Vs. Religious and Moral Imperative ”
January 2018 – Rabbi Professor Dr. Avraham Goldberg, Deputy Chairman of the Israeli National Council for Bioethics, spoke on “Modern fertility technology: legal and semi-perspectives”
January 2017 – Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa, spoke on “Defending Human Spirit – A Jewish Law Perspective on Protecting the Vulnerable”
December 2015 – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks spoke on “Violence and Law: Ancient and Contemporary Reflections”
January 2015 – Prof. Nahum Rakover, former Deputy Prosecutor General of Israel
2013 – The first lecture was given by Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis
Hildesheimer Lecture 2020
Countdown Hildesheimer Lecture
The Berliner Studien zum Jüdischen Recht unite members of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Jewish Community of Berlin and the Centrum Judaicum. It was established by Ignatz Bubis, Professor Dr. Bernhard Schlink and Dr. Roman M. Skoblo, who sought to provide an insight into the legal traditions of Judaism. The institution offers seminars and classes, mainly through the professorship for Jewish Law during each summer semester, funded by the Meyer-Struckmann-Foundation.
The Rabbinerseminar is located in the country with the fastest growing Jewish community in the world. Within the past 20 years the German Jewish community has tripled in size. With the revival, reestablishment and growth of the Jewish communities there is also a growing need for religious and spiritual leadership within the communities.
The Rabbinerseminar has taken on the important and essential task of educating a new generation of young, dynamic and ambitious rabbis. The rabbinical training consists of intensive halachic studies as well as a B.A. degree in Jewish Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences of Erfurt and key qualifications for the rabbinical position.