Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health at HUC-JIR Presents Interdisciplinary Conference

Monday, June 2, 2008

Please save May 11 - 13, 2009 for an interdisciplinary conference, "Midrash & Medicine: Imagining Wholeness." This event, to be held at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, is being convened by the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health at HUC-JIR together with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center.

You will be invited to:

  • Join ground-breaking professionals merging interpretive arts, Judaism and medicine in an interactive conference.
  • Learn together with other spiritual, behavioral, and healthcare professionals, scholars, artists and lay-leader colleagues.
  • Enjoy a comfortable Northern California coast setting where informal exchange of ideas can flourish.
  • Draw deeply from the richness of midrash and its creative elements.

The conference is meant to stimulate growth and new collaborative horizons around the spiritual dimensions of health and illness through serious text study, hands-on workshops and participation in practical applications.

To reach a member of the conference planning team, contact: Pamela Brown, (415) 750-4197, pbrown@ioaging.org or Rabbi Julie Pelc, (213) 765-2666, jpelc@huc.edu. Please visit www.midrashandmedicine.org for updates. 


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