Kalsman Institute Announces Midrash and Medicine Conference - Registration Now Open - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Kalsman Institute Announces Midrash and Medicine Conference - Registration Now Open

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center are proud to announce that registration for "Midrash and Medicine" is now open. Our interdisciplinary conference, "Midrash and Medicine: Imagining Wholeness," will be held at the beach-front Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Bay peninsula from Monday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 13, 2009.  Register at www.midrashandmedicine.com.

The Midrash and Medicine conference will highlight leadership and innovation in the healthcare and Jewish healing fields and marks an important milestone in the growing field of Judaism, health, and healing. Presentations and interactive workshops will draw from Midrash scholars, health and spiritual care providers, and artists who are creatively engaged in the landscapes of illness, wholeness, and spirit.  The conference features a diverse and engaging schedule combining intense text learning with inspirational opportunities to engage in the expressive arts.    

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.

Midrash and Medicine: Imagining Wholeness
Yael Green, Conference Coordinator
(213) 765.2666

Visit www.midrashandmedicine.com for conference details, including co-sponsors, schedule, faculty and more. 

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. www.huc.edu