In today’s increasingly complex business environment, it is imperative to be aware of halachic issues relating to running a business. Topics like employing Jewish employees, ribbis, or making profits on Shabbos are just a few examples of subjects one can run into on a daily basis.
The Midwest Agudah has created a Business Halacha Summit, which will be convening in advance of the Midwest Agudah Convention, December 26th to December 27th, at the renowned Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center n Schaumburg, IL. The summit is geared specifically towards providing concrete knowledge and answers to common situations, leaving participants with tangible guidance for everyday business situations.
The summit will feature a world-class lineup of rabonim and poskim, including Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, Rabbi Zev Cohen, Rabbi Yosef Elefant, Rabbi Dovid Grossman, Rabbi Chaim Kohn, Rabbi Doniel Neustadt, and Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen. Topics will include: Fair Practices with Competitors, Hiring, Firing and Severance, Proper Conduct in the Workplace, Davening at Work, Making Your Business Shabbos Compliant, and more. The full schedule may be viewed here.
From a business perspective, there will also be talks by notable businessmen, such as Mr. Shlomo Werdiger, Mr. John Ghermezian and Mr. Abraham Gutnicki .
Included in the event will also be networking opportunities and round-tables with leading businesses in the fields of healthcare, finance, and real estate. The event qualifies for continuing education credits, and sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses looking to gain exposure to an array of Jewish businessmen, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs.