HUC-JIR Kalsman Institute’s Midrash and Medicine Conference – Registration Open - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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HUC-JIR Kalsman Institute’s Midrash and Medicine Conference – Registration Open

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Thursday, January 22, 2009


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.  Stimulate growth and new collaborative horizons through serious text study, hands-on workshops and participation in practical applications.  Come away with new tools and experiences that deepen your engagement with the spiritual dimensions of health and illness.  Visit for updates.

The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center are proud to announce our interdisciplinary conference, Midrash and Medicine: Imagining Wholeness, to be held at the Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Bay peninsula from Monday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

This conference marks an important milestone in the growing field of Judaism, Health, and Healing: a diverse and engaging conference schedule coupling intense text learning and inspirational opportunities to engage in the expressive arts


The Midrash and Medicine conference will highlight leadership and innovation in the healthcare and Jewish healing fields.  Presentations and interactive workshops will draw from scholars of midrash, health and spiritual care providers, and artists who are creatively engaged in the landscapes of illness, wholeness, and spirit.

We sincerely hope that you will join us.  Especially in these uncertain times, the conference represents an extraordinary opportunity to relax, connect with colleagues, and enjoy three days of stimulating and interdisciplinary learning.

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.