Moot Beit Din

Sign up for the 2015 competition in Los Angeles, April 16-19!

Schools have until October 7th, 2014 to sign up for this year's competition. Milken Community Schools and New Community Jewish High School will host the event.

Download the registration packet PDF.

Contact Yael Steiner at to learn more.


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.

Process and competition:

After intensive study of halakhic sources, teams of students present a written and oral judgement on a contemporary case and come together for a Shabbaton and competition in which they defend their decisions before a panel of judges during oral arguments and engage in a fun, exciting and social atmosphere centered on traditional Jewish learning.

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


Watch 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

Jerry Issak-Shapiro
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Jerry Isaak-Shapiro, Head of School
Agnon School


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