Arbitration & Small Claims Court

MINOR CLAIMS SCHEDULE: 

For minor claims under $500 no appointment is necessary, and can be presented to a Dayan following Mincha @ 2:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays

at 1871 S. Taylor Rd (in the Beis Din Chamber).

Office: 440-340-1866 / Fax: 440-512-7077

Email: [email protected]

  • Both sides must be present for the case to be heard.
  • A twenty-minute slot is allotted for each claim. It is recommended that an appointment is made, to avoid waiting.
  • A request may also be made by appointment, for a case to be heard after 5PM.
  • COST: $25 per side, due before the case is heard.

SMALL CLAIMS: For smaller claims ($500-$3000) a private appointment can be made with an arbitrator (Dayan) by contacting our office. Cost: $30 per half hour, per side.

LARGE CLAIMS (above $3000) are usually heard by a panel of three Dayanim/Judges, arranged by the Beis Din office at a convenient time for all involved. See more HERE.

THE BENEFITS OF ARBITRATION 

            Whether in an official court of Jewish Law (Beis Din) or in private arbitration, thorny issues can be worked through and settled, or else they lead to years of stress. In times gone by it was common that when two Jews had a business disagreement, they would come to a Rav to arbitrate. This was so common that a certain Rav bemoaned that Rabbis must make a point to find time for issues of halacha aside from adjudication. Today this has become less common -adjudication that is- yet issues will always exist, and when gone unchecked, lead to gossip, slander, and sometimes, much much worse.

             At times people are afraid of adjudicating in an unfamiliar forum, primarily out of fear of partiality, or simply because they mistakenly assume that a Rav cannot fully grasp their business model. Whatever the reason, the result remains the same, neither party is at peace with the other or within themselves.

           At KCM, arbitrators are not beholden to any specific donor base or membership committees. We apply the enormous combined resource of knowledgeable Rabbonim and a full-time Kollel in researching the nuances of the halacha, providing both parties with a clear directive as to what is the will of Hashem, as communicated with us through his Torah. 

          Just as every observant Jew beleives that the laws of Kosher food are a clear Torah directive, so are the laws of “Kosher” business, which are aimed at bringing peace and closure to any disagreement.

For question or to make an appointment please contact us via email by clicking HERE.

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