Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics Annual Conference 2006

Thursday, December 1, 2005

September 10th and 11th, 2006 at Jewish Theological Seminary New York, New York 

In the Divine Image: Creation, Procreation, and the New Genetics 

September 10th
A conference open to the public focusing on the ethical issues raised by the rapidly changing field of genetics. 

September 11th
Paper presentations and a methodological discussion aimed at academics and scholars of Jewish Ethics as it applies to genetics, embryology, stem cell research, cloning, genetic screening, and the use of genetic data. 

The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics announced a call for papers to be presented at the conference on the above topic. Submissions will be accepted in Jewish studies and medicine, bioethics, and relevant areas in the humanities, as well as papers from practitioners reflecting on practice. 

ACJB Organizational Board Members
The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics is a joint venture of: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/LA - Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health / Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati - Center for the Study of Contemporary Moral Problems / Jewish Theological Seminary - Finkelstein Institute / Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics / Shalom Hartman Institute / University of Judaism / University of Pennsylvania - Center for Bioethics / Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.