The recent failures in the financial industry have drastically changed the way we think about business. At JLI, we deeply believe that business should be a force for good.

Our newest course, Money Matters, presents timeless Talmudic wisdom on real-world ethical quandaries.

This course will call into question your business theories, challenge your assumptions, and help you gain clarity on the values that matter to you.

Sign up today for a truly remarkable experience.Visit

Join us for a six lesson course 
Starting the week of Jan 22, 2012

See below for schedule and locations

For more information: Call: 401 884 7888


Hot Tips: The Ethics of Insider Trading
Information is a valuable commodity—this fact has been made clear by recent stories of high-profile prosecutions on insider trading charges. But is it fair to require companies to make information readily available to people who did not expend the time, effort, and money to attain it? Can stealing or misusing information be likened to property theft? How do we set up markets which ensure that risk is apportioned fairly? In this lesson, we will compare and contrast what American law and Jewish law have to say on the subject.


By the Sweat of Their Brows: Wages of the Working Poor
While a lucky few go home with millions, many more return home in poverty. What is the best way to solve the problem of the "working poor"? Should employers be obligated to pay their employees the minimum hourly income necessary for a worker to meet basic needs? This lesson will explore this hotly debated issue from both the angle of Jewish law, as well as from the perspective of "going beyond the letter of the law"--a central pillar of Jewish business ethics.


Morally Bankrupt? The Ethics of Debt Discharge
In times of old, when a debtor was not able to repay his debts, he was sold as a slave or thrown into prison. Today, we have bankruptcy laws that protect individuals from this fate. But is it ethical to borrow without repaying? If someone earns the money later in life, should they be obligated to repay their settled debts? This lesson explores the Jewish legal perspective on bankruptcy, emphasizing how we can incorporate secular local laws and customs into Jewish law.


State of the Union: The Right to Organize, to Bargain Collectively, and to Strike
The controversy over union rights is recurrently strewn across U.S. headlines. What does Jewish law have to say about whether workers should have the right to unionize and bargain collectively? And does it matter whether they are public- or private-sector employees? Should the right to strike be granted, despite the harm it can cause to society? Does the type of industry make a difference? This lesson will present the Talmud's enlightening spin on unionization, collective bargaining, and strikes.


Fabulously Wealthy or Filthy Rich? The Ethics of CEO Compensation
In the recent economic downturn, much fury has arisen from reports that CEOs of Americas biggest companies take grand bonuses and huge salaries. Is it morally wrong to seek extravagance? Are those who criticize their good fortune just jealous, or is their disgust valid? This lesson will discuss some of the moral problems related to CEO compensation, including some conflicts of interest.


Buyer Aware: Another Side to Business Ethics
Let's be honest: who isn't looking for a bargain? On the other hand, how often do we question the ethics of our deal-seeking? Can we move to more expensive vacant seats at a ball-game? Is there anything wrong with engaging a sales person with questions about a product when we have little or no intention of buying it there? This eye-opening lesson addresses various scenarios relating to the average market purchase that most of us face daily.

$60 for entire course or $13 for individual lesson. $20 text book.
Scholarships always available, please call 401.884.7888
Additional fee for CLE credits.
Bring A Friend: %10 off. Early Bird Special (before -1-10): %10 off.


Chabad of West Bay Chai Center  3871 Post Rd, Warwick, 02886

6 Mondays
Beginning 01/23/2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

6 Tuesdays
Beginning 01/24/2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Phillys Siperstein TAMARISK Assited Living  3 Shalom Dr, Warwick, 02886

6 Tuesdays
Beginning 01/24/2012
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Armstrong Gibbons & Gnys  300 Metro Center Blvd Suite 150a, Warwick, 02886

6 Thursdays
Beginning 01/26/2012
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The following locations are two weeks per lessons. A total of 12 weeks.
Partridge Snow & Hahn  South Main St, Providence, 02903

12 Wednesdays
Beginning 01/25/2012
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Feinstein & Gabrilowitz  1150 New London Ave, Cranston, 02920

12 Fridays
Beginning 01/27/2012
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

One may alternate between locations. For example, if you are not able to attend one week on a Tuesday, you may come instead on the Monday.

Register now through one of the followng: