Faculty

Faculty

The faculty includes world-renowned medical ethicists and scholars of contemporary Jewish law and philosophy.

Michael Abrishami, MD
Dr. Abrishami is a reconstructive surgeon at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

David Blass, MD
Dr. Blass is the Director of the Unit for Autistic Patients and is the Director of Research at the Abrabanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam. He also serves as a Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz
Rabbi Breitowitz is Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Maryland and Rabbi Emeritus of the Woodside Synagogue, Silver Spring, MD. He is now a senior lecturer in Jewish ethics and law at Yeshiva Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem.

Debbie Cohen, MD
Dr. Cohen is an anesthesiologist in the surgery unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Mordechai Halperin, MD
Dr. Halperin is the Director of the Schlesinger Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Chief Editor of its two journals of Jewish medical ethics. He is also the Director of the Jerusalem Medical Center for Impotence and Fertility.

David Kleid, MD
Dr. Kleid is a Senior Pediatrician at the Critical Care Unit at Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.

Rabbi Manny Nissel
Rabbi Nissel teaches Jewish philosophy for the New England Institute of Jewish Studies and lectures internationally on Jewish thought.

Rabbi Baruch Rubanowitz
Rabbi Rubanowitz is a Senior Rabbinic Judge at the Institute for Dayanim, Jerusalem and the Rav of Kol Rina Synagogue, Nachlaot. He also teaches Jewish medical ethics and law for the New England Institute of Jewish Studies.

Deborah Rubanowitz
Ms. Rubanowitz teaches Jewish thought and philosophy for the New England Institute of Jewish Studies.

Professor Michael Schimmel, MD
Professor Schimmel is the Director of the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Chava Yael Schreiber, MD
Dr. Schreiber directs a Jerusalem OB/GYN clinic specializing in fertility.

Professor Avraham Steinberg, MD
Professor Steinberg is the Director of the Center for Medical Ethics at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, where he also teaches, and is attending physician in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Professor Steinberg was awarded the 1999 Israel Prize for his Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics.

Rabbi Meir Triebetz, Ph.D.
Rabbi Triebetz is the Dean of the Zichron Shimon Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. He is also a senior lecturer of Jewish law at Machon Shlomo Institute.

Todd Zalut, MD
Dr. Zalut is Director of Emergency Medicine at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Rabbi Moshe Zeldman
Rabbi Zeldman teaches Jewish thought at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah, Jerusalem.