On Thursday, March 26, 2009, Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD, presented the sixth annual Thomas H. Lake Lecture on Faith & Giving. His lecture was titled "Donations of Ill-Gotten Gain: A Jewish Legal Approach."
Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, Ph.D., is Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. A Past President of the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and currently Co-Chair of the Task Force on Serving the Vulnerable of the Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles, Rabbi Dorff has been actively involved in philanthropic efforts. He has also written extensively on these topics, including chapters in three of his books, To Do the Right and the Good: A Jewish Approach to Modern Social Ethics (winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 2002); The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Fixing the World) (Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2005); and The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Introduction for Christians (2008).