Project Nuremberg

Project Nuremberg provides incredible opportunities for attorneys, judges, civil rights & social justice leaders and the community-at-large to learn from the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials and how those lessons are still relevant today.

Generously sponsored by Marilyn & Jay Weinberg.
Open to all. CLE credits pending for Florida attorneys.

2024 Project Nuremberg Lawyers Luncheon

International Criminal Law:
Its Use and Abuse From Nuremberg to Today
Friday, May 3, 2024 | Schaefer Family Campus
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Buffet Opens at 11:30 am

Honorees will include:

Eli Rosenbaum
Jay and Marilyn Weinberg Rule of Law Award Recipient

Judge Charles E. Burton
Civility Award Recipient

Sponsorship Opportunities:

$3,600 SUPREME COURT SPONSOR includes Table of 10, special recognition with on-screen ad,* and priority seating

$1,800 APPELLATE COURT SPONSOR includes 5 seats, special recognition with on-screen ad,* and priority seating

$750 CIRCUIT COURT SPONSOR includes 2 seats, special recognition with on-screen ad,* and priority seating

$360 FRIEND OF THE COURT SPONSOR includes 1 seat, special recognition with on-screen ad*


Registration required by Friday, April 19, 2024.

*Kindly submit your ad/logo for on-screen recognition as a .pdf or .jpg file to Aileen Spilka at [email protected] no later than Friday, April 19, 2024.

Eli Rosenbaum
The Jay and Marilyn Weinberg Rule of Law Award Recipient

Eli Rosenbaum retired earlier this year after a 38-year career at the United States Department of Justice, where he led the investigation and prosecution of a broad range of human rights violators, from World War II Nazi criminals to Rwandan genocidaires and beyond. Under his leadership as Director of the Justice Department’s former Office of Special Investigations (OSI) from 1995 to 2010, his office won more cases against Nazi criminals than did the governments of the rest of the countries of the world combined.

He subsequently served (2010 to January 2024) as Director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy in the Justice Department Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP). During a 1980’s break in his federal service, Rosenbaum was a corporate litigator in Manhattan with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. and MBA  degrees in Finance) and Harvard Law School (J.D.).

Rosenbaum is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Attorney General’s David Margolis Award for Exceptional Service (the Justice Department’s highest award for employee performance), the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, and the Anti-Defamation League’s Heroes in Blue Award. In September 2023, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded Rosenbaum the Order of Merit, conferring the title “Chevalier of the Order of Merit,” for support he has rendered to Ukraine’s pursuit of justice in the wake of the Russian Federation’s aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Rosenbaum’s 1993 book, Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Kurt Waldheim Investigation and Cover-Up, which recounted the investigation he led that resulted  in the worldwide exposure of the Nazi criminal past of former United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, was selected by The San Francisco Chronicle for “Best Books of 1993” and by The New York Times for “Notable Books of 1993.”

Judge Charles E. Burton
Civility Award Recipient

Honorable Charles E. Burton was appointed as a County Court Judge in May, 2000 and six months after being appointed to the bench served as Chair of the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board during the presidential election in 2000. He was appointed as a Circuit Judge in November 2005, and is currently the Administrative Judge assigned to the Probate & Guardianship Division. He has been re-elected to the bench four times without opposition.

Judge Burton has always scored among the highest in the Palm Beach County Bar’s Judicial Evaluations completed by the attorneys. He has been awarded Jurist of the Year by the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and the North County Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and has been honored for Professional Responsibility and Exemplary Practices by the Treasure Coast Chapter of Association of Professional Administrators.

He has previously served in the County Civil Division, Criminal Divisions of the County and Circuit Court, Bond Arraignments, Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and the Family Division. Prior to taking the bench he was an assistant state attorney in Palm Beach County for eleven years and in private practice for five years. As an assistant state attorney, he was Chief of the Crimes Against Children Division, which was responsible for the prosecution of persons accused of child physical and sexual abuse.

As a prosecutor, he tried more than 200 jury trials including some 25 cases of capital murder. He has served as a member of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee, the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee and the Capital Cases Committee of The Florida Bar. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Suffolk University in Boston and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1984.

Complimentary Film Screening

Filmmakers for the Prosecution

Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Documentary Premier Screening with
     Elan Golod, Filmmaker
     Nancy Spielberg, Producer and Jewish Stories Founder 
in conversation with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates

$18 per person,
or 2 Free Tickets granted for all attendees of the Lawyers Luncheon
A coupon code for your complimentary tickets will be included in your confirmation email.

Producer Nancy Spielberg grew up immersed in filmmaking, working on her brother Steven’s early films as cast and crew. In recent years she has turned her energy and talents to producing documentary films. One of her priorities is to help preserve Jewish stories and make them educational tools for the benefit of younger generations.

Seven years ago, Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates developed a friendship with Nathan Hilu, by then in his 90s. At the age of 19, as a young American soldier, Nathan was sent to guard the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials and spent the rest of his life doing only two things – working in a book store and drawing again and again and again the most evil men in the world, the Nuremberg defendants.

At this screening, Rabbi Mates in conversation with producers Nancy Spielberg and Elan Golod, will explore Nancy’s founding of Jewish Story Partners with her famous brother, and why Elan Golod’s “Nathan-ism” is such an important film to help us never forget the Holocaust.


"Project Nuremberg is a reminder of the power of law in confronting evil."
Marilyn & Jay Weinberg
Project Nuremberg Sponsors

Project Nuremberg Past Programs

Past Programs
Project Nuremberg Online - Full
Project Nuremberg Online - Full
Confronting Antisemitism with Amy Spitalnick, Roberta Kaplan, Karen Dunn | Project Nuremberg Online
Confronting Antisemitism with Amy Spitalnick, Roberta Kaplan, Karen Dunn | Project Nuremberg Online
Combating Anti-Semitism with Elan Carr | Project Nuremberg Online
Combating Anti-Semitism with Elan Carr | Project Nuremberg Online
Holocaust Reparations with E. Randol Schoenberg | Project Nuremberg Online
Holocaust Reparations with E. Randol Schoenberg | Project Nuremberg Online

Project Nuremberg History

For over a decade, Project Nuremberg has brought high-profile speakers to our community to show that law is what brought order to a post-Holocaust, post-WWII world. Each year, hundreds of attorneys gather at Temple Beth El for our annual Lawyers Luncheons, which showcase these speakers and allow them to share their unique experiences with the law. Past speakers have included Ben Ferencz, Avner Avraham, Senator Christopher Dodd, Alan Dershowitz, Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Luck, Eli M. Rosenbaum, and many more distinguished guests.