HUC-JIR’s Kalsman Institute was recently awarded a grant by the John Templeton Foundation to help develop a scholarly foundation for the field of Judaism, health and healing. The two leading health and religion researchers in the nation, Jeff Levin and Ken Pargament, travelled to Southern California earlier this month to advise and shape the Kalsman Roundtable on Judaism and Health Research. The influential advisors who are helping to formulate our research and vision for the future of this movement are:
Professor of Medical Humanities, Director, Program on Religion and Population Health (PRPH), Baylor University (Scientific Chair of the Roundtable)
The Kalsman Institute is pleased to announce that in 2011, the first major research-focused roundtable on Judaism and Health will convene. The Kalsman Roundtable will engage influential researchers and scientists, congregational and pastoral leadership, and medical practitioners in cross-sectional dialogue and research that will develop, shape, and extend the reach of the Jewish healing movement.