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.

Annual Meeting of the JSMG
Health, Mortality and Morality: Jewish Perspectives

Sunday-Monday, February 21-22, 2016
Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale | 4415 E Paradise Village Parkway South | Phoenix

R.S.V.P. for Conference Sessions

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1 p.m.

1 - 4 p.m.    
End-of-Life and America Today: Science, Religion and Culture

4 - 4:30 p.m.   

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Jewish Law and the End of Human Life

6 - 7 p.m.   
dinner break

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Keynote: Dying in the Age of Advanced Medicine: Should Doctors Intervene?
Elliot Dorff American Jewish University    



8:30 - 10 a.m.   
Jewish Medical Ethics: Liberal Approaches

10 - 10:15 a.m.    

10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
Jewish Doctors Face Patients: American and Israeli Health Care Systems

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.   
lunch break

1:30 - 3 p.m.   
End of Life and Pastoral Care


sponsored by:

  • Harold and Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies, Arizona State University
  • Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, Arizona State University
with additional support from: 


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