Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Experience Program

July 3 - July 26, 2017

The New England Institute of Jewish Studies, in coordination with the Schlesinger Institute and Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, is sponsoring a three and 1/2 week summer program, combining the study of medical ethics, Jewish thought and tours of Israel. The purpose of the program is to enable Jewish medical students to explore Jewish approaches to challenging medical issues confronting health care professionals. Compelling seminars on Jewish thought address contemporary issues facing the Jewish people. The program also features tours and hikes in Israel.

The faculty includes world renowned medical ethicists and scholars of contemporary Jewish law and philosophy. The medical ethics curriculum incorporates the case-study method and hospital rounds and has qualified for elective credit. Students from sixty medical schools have participated in the Jewish Medical Ethics Program over the past sixteen years.

Maimonides Scholars Fellowship & Program Cost

The Maimonides Scholars Fellowship is a philanthropic Jewish communal fund of the New England Institute of Jewish Studies (NEIJS) that is awarded to deserving Jewish graduate students to participate in NEIJS programs. Tuition, lodging, and tours for the Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Experience Program cost $3,000. Airfare, meals and health insurance are not included in this fee. The Maimonides Scholars Fellowship can award up to $2,000 of the program fee to an applicant based upon merit and financial need towards payment of the program. The program fee for a recipient of the full Maimonides Scholars Fellowship is $1,000.

Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

Seminars and workshop groups will be selected from the following topics: Emergency Care Allocating Scarce Medical Resources Genetic Engineering Stem Cell Research and Cloning Genetic Screening Medical...

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...

Jewish Thought

Jewish Thought

Classes and Seminars will be selected from among the following: Faith and Doubt Foundations of Science and Jewish Thought Is Belief in G-d Rational? Confronting the Holocaust Inner Jogging: Jewish Prayer Who...

Tours and Hiking

Tours and Hiking

Tours and hikes will be selected from the following National Parks, museums and historic and archeological sites: Massada Western Wall Ein Gedi & Qumran Yad Vashem Dead Sea Diaspora...