|Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion|
|Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical issues related to the sanctity and dignity of life - issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago. A new ten-lesson Melton course on Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of challenging dilemmas including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, assisted suicide and genetic manipulation. |
Day: Tuesdays, January 26 - March 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 am Eastern via Zoom
Faculty: Yael Weinstein
University of Central Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
University of Central Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
|Soul’s Cycles: A Ride Through the Chapters of Life|
|Learn about life’s celebrations in tandem with Jewish meaning. Six weeks of putting the pedal to the metal will be sure to fuel your sense of adventure. In this course, we’ll say “L’Chaim!” to Jewish markers of time, rites of passage, and celebratory rituals. En route to the finish line, this course will navigate the winding roads of childhood and adulthood rituals, all while living as Jews in a modern world. Our time together is certain to bring soul to life’s big moments. |
Day: Tuesdays, June 7 - July 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Eastern via Zoom
Faculty: Julia Berger
Julia Berger, MAJE, is Coordinator of Melton Adult Jewish Learning in Greater Orlando. Before joining Melton, she earned her Masters degree in History Museum studies from the State University of NY and a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. In 2000, Julia moved to Orlando to become the Director of Education at the Congregation of Reform Judaism, and later became an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, where she continues to teach in the Judaic Studies Program. She has brought her enthusiasm for Judaism and her interactive teaching style to her adult courses in both of these positions. Julia is also a published author, having co-written the teachers’ guide, Teaching Jewish History, published by Behrman House. In addition, she has written articles on museum-school partnerships in Israel and using historical documents in the classroom.