Love, Loss and Wisdom
In this six-week exploratory course taught by There is no escaping it - at one time or another, death enters our lives. This course explores how Judaism helps us make sense of and deal with illness and death. In this six-session course, we’ll plant seeds of wisdom to unearth some of life’s biggest questions.

Meets: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 p.m. AET
Runs: April 21 - May 26, 2021
Number of Lessons: 6
Faculty: Cantor Michel Laloum
Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion
While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of it: The scope of this field was simply unimaginable a generation ago. This 10-lesson course explores what Judaism has to say on several challenging issues, including human and animal cloning, surrogate motherhood and multiple parenting, genetic identity, and assisted suicide.

Meets: Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm AET
Runs: July 1 - August 26, 2021
Number of Lessons: 10
Faculty: Rabbi Ronnie Figdor



Rabbi Kim Ettlinger Rabbi Kim Ettlinger was ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC) in May 2005, where she earned two Master of Arts Degrees, one in Jewish Education and one in Hebrew Letters. In 1997, she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Sociology from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

Prior to entering HUC, Rabbi Ettlinger did Rabbinic coursework at London’s Leo Baeck College. She performed her fifth year Rabbinic internship with Congregation Ner Tamid in Las Vegas and at UCLA Medical Center as a chaplain.

Rabbi Ettlinger left her first congregation, Peninsula Temple Sholom where she served for five years first as Assistant and then Associate Rabbi to join Temple Beth Israel in 2010.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rabbi Ettlinger moved with her family to Perth, WA in 1988. While in Perth, she was an active member of Temple David. At the time Netzer did not exist in Perth so she joined Habonim Dror and went to Israel on the Machon program.

Assistant: Judit Kegley

Advisory Board: Sandy Benjamin, Tzvi Civins, Kim Ettlinger, Michal Kaufmann, Gary Lewis

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