The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics presents
"To Save a Life, To Save the World," its second annual conference on
Judaism and Health Care Ethics. This day-long conference will be held on
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster
Street, Evanston, IL 60202.
This conference takes its title and inspiration from a Talmudic quote,
"whoever saves a single soul, is considered as though he saved the entire
world." That precept underscores Judaism's perception that every human
being - as a reflection of the image of God - is inherently valuable. What do ancient precepts such as this mean in the complex world of
contemporary biomedicine? This conference offers an opportunity to explore
this and other pressing questions.
"What's Jewish About Jewish Bioethics" A discussion of issues of method
and content that make Jewish bioethics distinctive (Rabbi Elliot Dorff,
"Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis: Perspectives from Medicine and
Jewish Ethics" (Eugene Pergament, MD, Ph.D. and Rabbi Aaron Mackler,
"The Necessity of the Stranger: Judaism and Justice in Health
Care Reform" (Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D.)
Case, Comment, and Discussion: Presentation of challenging cases in
pediatric, geriatric, and administrative health care, with reflection and
commentary by rabbis, and group discussion. Cases presented by Jo
Hammerman, MSSW, LCSW; John Lantos, M.D.; and Harold Shafter, M.D.; with
Rabbinic Commentary by Rabbi Michael Balinsky; Rabbi Gail Glicksman,
Ph.D.; and Rabbi Andrea London.
Rabbi Peter Knobel, Ph.D., will serve as moderator
This conference will be co-sponsored by Beth Emet The Free
Synagogue, the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders, and the Jewish
United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, and it grows from a
project funded by the Michael Reese Health Trust.
Conference registration: $125. includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Registration materials will be sent shortly. For further information, or
to register early, call toll-free (877) 944-4401 ext. 255, or visit us
online at www.parkridgecenter.org.
Rabbi Gail Glicksman, Ph.D.
Director, Judaism & Health Care Program
Park Ridge Center for Study of Health, Faith, & Ethics
211 East Ontario, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611-3215
Phone: 312-266-2222 x 245
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