15 2023

Melton: Jewish Medical Ethics

6:45PM - 8:45PM  


Contact Sierra Lautman
Director of Jewish Innovation

Surrogacy. Significant progress — but thorny ethical issues. Modern medical advances can improve and prolong life but also raise dilemmas about its sanctity and dignity — and Judaism has a lot to say about it. 

This 10-session course explores the positive, negative, beneficial, and detrimental aspects of the new technologies in the medical field and the wisdom Judaism offers us in our encounters with them. 

The course was designed and written by world-renowned medical ethicist, Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD (author of Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics).

September 27-December 6 (no Class 11/22)

$295, Early bird discount thru September 20! Use code EARLYBIRD at checkout.
Scholarships available, contact

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Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Jewish Medical Ethics
  • Lesson 2: Cloning of Plants, Animals, and Humans
  • Lesson 3: Prenatal Intervention and Termination of Pregnancy
  • Lesson 4: Artificial Reproductive Techniques
  • Lesson 5: Gene Identity and Testing
  • Lesson 6: Mental Health
  • Lesson 7: Pain Management and Drug Addiction
  • Lesson 8: Passive Euthanasia: Heroic Measures vs. Nature’s Course
  • Lesson 9: Assisted Suicide/Aiding in Dying
  • Lesson 10: The Distribution of Health Care