Department of Institutional Advancement
Director of Communications and External Relations
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For Immediate Release
"Living an Ethical Life"
New York, N.Y., January 5, 2007 – Touro College’s Lander College for Men will be holding its fourth annual community lecture series, beginning January 20th. Titled "LIVING AN ETHICAL LIFE," the series of three evening lectures will address a range of ethical issues of broad interest across generations. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Lander College for Men located at 75-31 150th Street in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens.
"This series is an opportunity to bring together members of our community to discuss some of the most important ethical issues we are confronted with every day," noted Dr. Moshe Sokol, dean of the Lander College for Men. "There is, and should be, considerable concern about moral standards in our community. This series is of special interest because it addresses ethical issues across the generations."
The first evening, on January 20th, will be devoted to the moral dilemmas facing the "sandwich generation" - children of elderly parents. The speakers will be Rabbi Tzvi Flaum of Congregation Knesseth Israel (The White Shul) and Mashgiach Ruchani at Lander College for Women, and Dr. Hindi Mermelstein, from North Shore University Hospital, who specializes in geriatric psychiatry.
Ethics in the workplace will be addressed on February 3rd, when panelists will comment on specific ethical scenarios. Rabbi Yosef Viener, Rav of Agudas Yisroel of Flatbush; Franklyn Snitow, a prominent attorney with the New York City-based firm Snitow Kanfer Holtzer & Millus, LLP; and Michael David, a director at Deutsche Bank, will tackle the issue from their varied perspectives.
The third and final lecture in the series will be offered on March 10th. Rabbi Dr. Moshe Gans, who has worked widely in the area of motivation, will speak on the topic of instilling ethics in children. Dr. Gans has authored several parenting books, including "Make Me Don’t Break Me" (1994) and "Success!" (1996).
For more information about the lecture series, please contact Annette Schwarz at 718.820.4904.
Touro College has experienced phenomenal growth since its founding in 1971, and is currently educating more than 23,000 students at locations in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow and Berlin. Touro College continues to have a profound impact on the lives of its students and on the Jewish and general communities.
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