Moot Beit Din


Moot Beit Din challenges students at Jewish high schools to examine the ethical and moral dimensions of halakhah through creative engagement with contemporary situations.

Combining the best of debate with legal analysis, Moot Beit Din exposes students to the vitality of the Jewish legal system and its relevance to their own lives. Moot Beit Din creates a fun, exciting and social atmosphere centered on traditional Jewish learning.

Process and Competition:

After intensive study of halakhic sources, students will prepare written decisions. They then present and defend their decisions before judges during oral argument at a competition.

See photos, videos, media mentions and more from the
2014 Moot Beit Din competition in Kansas City, Missouri!


If you have any questions or want to inquire about participating in the 2015 program, please contact Yael Steiner at


See our Moot Beit Din video from the 2011 competition:


Watch the Moot Beit Din 2011 slideshow

Watch the Moot Beit Din 2010 slideshow

Watch the Moot Beit Din 2009 slideshow

Watch the Moot Beit Din 2008 slideshow

Dean Goldfein
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Dean Goldfein, Head of School
Contra Costa Jewish Day School


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