The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics Conference: "Creation, Procreation, and the New Genetics" - September 10-11, 2006 in New York - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics Conference: "Creation, Procreation, and the New Genetics" - September 10-11, 2006 in New York

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Monday, July 3, 2006

The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics (ACJB) encourages you to attend its Third Annual Conference "Creation, Procreation, and the New Genetics" to be held in New York City September 10-11, 2006. HUC-JIR is a consponsor of the ACJB and this conference has been organized with the support of HUC-JIR's Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health. 

The conference will explore Jewish ethical questions in genetics, embryology, stem cell research, cloning, genetic screening, and the use of genetic data. The conference will include invited speakers and peer-reviewed papers, a session on ethics in film, and case-based breakout groups. The Sunday conference sessions will be geared to the general professional in medicine, religion, ethics, law, clinical care, chaplaincy, and other related fields. The Sunday evening and Monday morning sessions will focus on questions of method and theories and decision-making from a Jewish perspective. 

Speakers include Harry Ostrer, Saul Berman, Laurie Zoloth, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Rayna Rapp, Robert Pollack, Adrienne Asch, Lester Friedman, Alan Astrow, Avram Reisner, David Teutsch, Mark Washofsky, and Paul Root Wolpe. 

Please consider attending this important conference. Additional brochures and registration can be found at

The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics was founded to bring a pluralistic perspective to Jewish discourse on bioethics, through periodic conferences and important publications about key issues in the field. 

The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics seeks to engage the Jewish community in considering biomedical decisions. While recognizing that any coherent Jewish bioethics rests on the legacy of our inherited norms, values, and experience, the Coalition advocates the development of a variety of methodologies that bring clarity and authenticity to difficult life choices. The ACJB strives to broaden and deepen biomedical conversation in Jewish life and to create models of cooperation across the spectrum of Jewish practice. 

The Coalition is the joint venture of ethics centers and related programs at theHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the University of Judaism, the Shalom Hartman Institute, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and the University of Pennsylvania - Center for Bioethics. 

This conference has been organized with the generous support of HUC-JIR's Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health

Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics
1299 Church Road, Wyncote, PA 19095 

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve 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, museums, 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.