Dr. Michael A. Meyer to Lecture at Hunter College, NY, November 16, 11 a.m.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

We are proud to announce that the The Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics Fourth Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, January 6, 2008. The meeting is in conjunction with the Society of Jewish Ethics, occurring January 4-6, 2008, at the Hilton in Atlanta. On Sunday morning, there will be a joint conference of the ACJB and SJE. 

The ACJB is a project on Jewish Bioethics and is a joint venture of ethics centers and related programs at: American Jewish University; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health; Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati, Center for the Study of Contemporary Moral Problems; The Jewish Theological Seminary, Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies; Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics; Shalom Hartman Institute; University of Pennsylvania, Center for Bioethics; and Yeshiva University. 

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. 

For information, please consult the SJE website: www.societyofjewishethics.org, or contact Jill Tollefson, Executive Secretary, Carleton College, Department of Religion, jtollefs@carleton.edu, 507-646-4232. For more information regarding the ACJB, please see the website: http://www.rrc.edu/ethics-center/sje-bioethics-group or contact Rabbi Leonard A Sharzer MD, President, Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics, Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027; tel: 212-678-8000 ext 8164, email: lesharzer@jtsa.edu

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