Judaism, Health, and Healing for Physicians – Distance Education Course from the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, in partnership with Temple Chai in Phoenix, Arizona, is offering a program of Jewish study for Jewish physicians. The goal is to use Jewish study as a source of renewal - to help physicians integrate clinical and spiritual life. It is for physicians interested in exposure to Jewish learning related to Judaism and health. 

Since we know how hard it is for healthcare professionals to get away from work and personal life to take classes, we are offering a distance education course for just an hour or two a week, using the internet and telephone. The course is bookended by a Shabbat retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona, Feb. 15-17, 2008, and a closing retreat for one day on May 4. Please go to www.kalsman.org and click on the palm tree on the right of the home page for the brochure, more information, and online registration. Registration is nearly full, so please contact us soon. A module will begin in September 2008 for other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, therapists, and other specialists. Please email kalsman@huc.edu with any questions. 


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 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. www.huc.edu