Judaism, Science & Medicine Group

The Judaism, Science and Medicine Group (JSMG) is an international organization of natural and social scientists, philosophers, historians, physicians, rabbis, theologians and educators who act to promote and facilitate a close relationship between Jewish religion, cultures and values, and the sciences, for the mutual benefit of both. The group creates forums for dialogue between scientists, healthcare professionals and scholars of Judaism, fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects and develops educational materials about the interrelation of Judaism and the sciences.

To become a member of the group, please contact the Center for Jewish Studies.

Seventh Annual Meeting of the JSMG
Healing: the Interplay of Religion and Science

Sunday-Monday, October 26-27, 2014
University Club
on the ASU Tempe campus | 425 East University Drive, Tempe, Arizona
free parking is available to the East of the building

R.S.V.P. for Conference Sessions

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1 - 1:15 p.m.

1:15 - 3:30 p.m.   
Healing the Sick: Challenges and Possibilities

3:30 - 4 p.m.   

4 - 6 p.m.   
Healing and Narrativity: The Character of Jewish Medical Ethics

6:15 - 7 p.m.   
Dinner Break

7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Healing as a Spiritual Experience
Dan Sulmasy | University of Chicago



8:30 - 10:30 a.m.   
Jewish Theologies of Healing: God and the Physician

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.    

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
Allopathic vs. Alternative Modes of Healing: Jewish Perspectives on Optimal Health

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.   
Lunch Break

1:30 - 3 p.m.   
Panel: Who Makes Medical Decisions? Physicians, Rabbis, Ethicists, Administrators


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