JLI: DOF Registration

Four Tuesday Evenings, starting May 14, 2024

  • Explore the guiding Jewish values that help inform choices on common medical questions. This course will equip students with the tools to chart a path through four areas of medical ethics: experimental treatments, extending life, pregnancy questions, and caring for a body. Gain an enriching perspective on how the Jewish ethical tradition helps us confidently navigate fateful decisions.

    Four Tuesday Evenings,
    starting May 14, 2024 via ZOOM
    with Rabbi Dov Drizin


    [email protected]
    Fee: $69


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    Course Overview

    Decisions of Fate: Guiding Jewish Values for Making Life-and-Death Decisions

    Judaism's timeless values provide practical guidance for making confident and considered life-and-death choices. This course applies Jewish values to four common dilemmas: risky treatments, end-of-life care, abortion, and care of the deceased.

    Lesson Outline


    Lesson 1
    Risky Treatments.

    When uncertain treatments offer a chance of recovery, is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life to extend your long-term prospects.


    Lesson 2
    End-of-Life Care.

    How does Judaism balance the desire to reduce suffering with the value of every moment of life? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.


    Lesson 3
    Abortion Ethics.

    When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term? Examine how Jewish texts navigate the ethics of abortion.


    Lesson 4

    Honoring the Deceased.

    Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on respect for the deceased and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.



  • Register

  • Four Tuesdays at 7:30pm: May 14, May 21, May 28, Jun 4
    Fee: $69 (includes book).
    Location: ZOOM Only

  • Continuing education credits are available for: 

    Lawyers| Doctors | Psychologist | LMFT | Professional Counselor

    Note for Lawyers: This course is pending approval for CLE in NJ.  We anticipate the course qualifying for designation in the new "Elimination of Bias" credit category as well as satisfying ethics credits requirements.

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