Jewish Learning Institute to sponsor new series next week

Posted Thursday, Jan 19th, 2012

The Jewish Learning Institute will present a new course beginning next week called “Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics.” The course will take place at two locations - one in Metairie and one in New Orleans.

Classes are planned for Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. beginnning this Tuesday at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4141 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, and at noon beginning this Wednesday at the law office of Lee, Futrell and Perles, 201 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

There are no classes Mardi Gras week.

“The recent failures in the financial industry have drastically changed the way we think about business,” explained Rabbi Yossie Nemes, the local JLI instructor. “At JLI, we deeply believe that business can be a force for good, and that’s why we’re presenting students with Talmudic insights into real-world ethical dilemmas.”

Spanning a wide range of subjects, the program will cover the personal ethics of bankruptcy, social ethics such as living wages, insider trading, CEO compensation, and collective bargaining.

Like all JLI programs, “Money Matters” is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning.

All JLI courses are open to the public.

For more information or to register, call 504.957.4986 or visit the website

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