Michael (Avi) Helfand is the scholar-in-residence for Shabbat Parshat Vayigash, January 3-4, at the Young Israel of Teaneck. Dr. Helfand, an expert on religious law and religious liberty, will discuss “Religious Liberty in Crisis: What it Means for the Jewish Community,” “Female Testimony: An Untold Story of Halachic Evolution,” “Does Jewish Law Like Lawyers? Building a Just Legal System,” and “The Mohel, the Baker, and the Eruv-Maker: What Does Religious Discrimination Look Like?” For a schedule and locations, go to yiot.org or see the ad in this week’s Jewish Standard. The shul is at 868 Perry Lane in Teaneck. For more information or to sponsor, call (201) 837-1710, email Daniel Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to yiot.org.