What is restorative justice and how does it relate to the Jewish practice of Teshuva? Join us on Facebook Live as we learn from Ruth Maurice, a lawyer working with young offenders and their victims. We will learn about Ruth's work and how we can apply some of the teachings of restorative practices to our own self-reflection experience as the new Jewish year begins.
Ruth Maurice was born in London and grew up on the Peninsula, attending Castilleja School in Palo Alto. She earned an AB from Harvard and a JD from UC Davis. She practiced criminal defense work for the Offices of the Public Defender in San Joaquin and Santa Cruz Counties, then tax-exempt private foundation and contract law in the Office of the General Counsel for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Four years ago she followed her interest in mediation to the Santa Clara County Superior Court hallways where she mediated for the Santa Clara County Office of Mediation and Ombuds Services (OMOS) with litigants interested in alternatives to small claims and civil harassment trials, as well as in-office community mediations. Currently she is focusing her practice in OMOS' Victim Offender Mediation Program and exploring restorative justice practices.
Elan Loeb is a Jewish children's musician based in the Bay Area. They recently joined the Oshman Family JCC as their Music Specialist. Elan believes that art is for everyone and loves to share the joy they find in Jewish music. As a teacher, they bring silliness, mindfulness and love into their work.
This program is part of the OFJCC Sukkot TACHLIS series.
Monday, October 5
Join us on Facebook Live on the OFJCC Facebook page
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