Jewish Biomedical Ethics
with Rabbi Sara Rich
Designed for students interested in careers in medicine, public health, bio-technology, and ethics, this fellowship will foster a community debate, discussion, introspection, and curiosity about this important area of ethics. The program will include discussions with leading experts, including physicians explaining the medical background, scholars discussing divergent Jewish views on key issues, and presentations of the core Jewish texts that frame the debates. Topics include abortion, prenatal genetic testing, assisted reproductive technology, organ donation, distribution of healthcare, end-of-life decision-making, and patient autonomy.
No prior Jewish education is required , and priority will be given to students with demonstrated interest in the fields mentioned above . The meetings will be on Mondays from 5:30-7:15 pm, beginning on September 22. Meetings take place over dinner, which will be fully subsidized for upperclassmen. Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus, Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of Yeshiva University/Einstein's Program for Jewish Genetic Health. Her topic will be Jewish ethical issues surrounding prenatal genetic testing.
Dr. Kenneth Prager, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics and Chairman of the Medical Ethics Committee at Columbia University Medical Center. His topic will be Jewish Medical Ethics and end-of-life scenarios.”
Applications are due September 15th.
For more information, please email Rabbi Sara: firstname.lastname@example.org