Jerusalem 2020: The Mayor’s Strategic Plan for the City’s Economic Growth

Wednesday, September 28th, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm, WCC 2004
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will discuss his five-year plan for the city of Jerusalem, which includes a 30-billion-shekel investment in the development of the city’s transportation infrastructure, an investment fund for entrepreneurs, a new high-tech industrial park, a campaign to boost employment and more.
Non-pizza lunch will be served, so come hungry!
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Words that Wound

Thursday, September 29, 12 pm – 1 pm, Room 3011
Join JLSA and Harvard Chabad for a Lunch and Learn!
What happens when a playwright portrays a public figure in a negative light? Can the playwright be sued for slander and character defamation? Is there special protection accorded artists so that they may be free to create? Are their artistic statements held to different standards than assertions made in the press or in the context of regular public discourse? Or are all people equally accountable for their hurtful words? Join Elkie as she discusses this legal topic from a Jewish perspective in an informal setting over lunch! Bring your friends!
Kosher lunch provided!

#Terrorism: Social Media’s Role in Terrorist Incitement

Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm – 9 pm, Austin 100
With the widespread use and appeal of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, comes the subsequent risk of allowing 3rd party content to roam free and uncensored. Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and ISIS have used these platforms to gain instant access to a great, global audience. Should Facebook & Twitter be held liable for content published by terror organizations and where should the line be drawn?
Falafel and Shawarma will be served, so come hungry.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Legal Director of Shurat Hadin
Captin Nativ, IDF Intelligence Officer
Michael Smith II, COO of Kronos Advisory
Micah Avni, Founder of “Stop Incitement” Movement
Moderated by: Aviv Lazar
Sponsored by: Alliance for Israel, Hillel, The Brandeis Organization, and Shurat Hadin

Donuts and Coffee with the Jewish Law Students’ Association (JLSA)

Sunday, August 28, 10am – 12pm, Crossroads Patio (between WCC and Pound)
Join JLSA for coffee and donuts from Donuts with a Difference (KVH), heralded by the Huffington Post as one of the top donut shops in one of the top donut cities in the country. Everyone is welcome to meet current students, preview events, and learn more about the organization. We look forward to seeing you there!

NGO Investigations During Armed Conflicts 

Monday, April 18th, 12pm, WCC 3019
Anne Herzberg, Legal Counsel for NGO Monitor, will be coming to speak about NGO investigations during armed conflicts. NGO Monitor is an Israel-based organization whose stated mission is to provide information and analysis, promote accountability, and support discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas. Kosher food will be served. 
Sponsored by: The Louis D. Brandeis Center, JLSA

Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Tuesday, April 19th, 12pm, WCC 1019
The Harvard Jewish Law Students Association and Harvard European Law Students Association welcome Stephen Tauber in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Dr. Tauber was born in Vienna, Austria in 1932. His personal memories include a six-year-old’s view of the Anschluss (Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria) in 1938. Mr. Tauber and his family escaped to British India prior to Kristallnacht (“the night of broken glass”) in 1938. The British put Dr. Tauber and his family into a prison camp during World War II. He and his family left India in April 1941 and arrived in the United States in June. Dr. Tauber went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry from Harvard and then worked in academia, government, a non-profit organization, and industry. Falafel lunch will be served.

Passover Options!

First Night Seder in Wasserstein
Friday, April 22, 7:30pm
JLSA and Harvard Chabad are teaming up to have a free seder in the WCC open to the entire community. Bring your friends! RSVP required:
Second Night Graduate Student Seder
Saturday, April 23, 7:45pm
Hillel is hosting a traditional style seder for graduate students from across the university.  All who are hungry come and eat! Deadline to sign up is April 15th! RSVP:
Host Your Own Seder
Hillel is offering funding for those looking to host their own seders! Email Getzel Davis at for more information. Deadline to request funding is April 18th.