Thursday, September 01, 2005

Rabbi Weiner & Dr. Alan Kirk

Discussion on organ transplantation, surgical morbidity and mortality

Rabbi Breitowitz: Stem Cells and Cloning

A very analytical and complete review of both topics, with great insight into the position that Halacha takes.

Rabbi Freundel: Gender Selection

A very complete review of a topic not clearly covered in halacha, can we use modern technology to insure we have a boy and girl.

Rabbi Singer: Organ Transplantation

A very complete analysis of the subject can we endanger ourselves in order to donate an organ to a needy person.

Rabbi Weiner: Invitro fertilization Part 2

Second Part of the lecture

Rabbi Weiner: Invitro fertilization; Part 1

First part of the lecture

Rabbi Weiner

Pikuach Nefesh

Rabbi Lopiansky

Mystical insights into creation and how it is related to cloning and stem cell research

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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List of Files of Lectures from Symposium

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Potomac YKUSA Registration Link

Monday, November 29, 2004

Post an Ethics Question to Rabbi Weiner


The Jerusalem Center for Research
Medicine and Halacha
in Potomac, Maryland

Hosted by Young Israel - Ezras Israel - Potomac
The Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
NIH Jewish Medical Ethics Discussion Group
Thursday–Sunday, January 20 to 23, 2005

The Yarchei Kallah is an in-depth learning opportunity for physicians to study source texts directly relevant to applying Torah approaches to ethical issues in the practice of medicine. Participants learn in a chevruta with others. Learning will take place in a yeshiva environment.

Embryo in-vivo in-vitro in Halachah
Stem Cell Research and Clinical Application
Organ Transplants from Live Donors
The Ethics of Pre Conception Gender Selection

Participating physicians will meet and hear shiurim delivered by
American Gedolei Torah:

Rav Yitzchak Breitowitz, JD, shlit"a
Rabbi Ahavas Torah, the Woodside Synagogue
Rav Barry Freundel, shlit"a
Rabbi Kesher Israel, the Georgetown Synagogue
Rav Yosef Singer, Ph. D., shlit"a
Rabbi Young Israel, Ezras Israel Potomac Synagogue
Rav Yaakov Weiner, shlit"a
Dean, JCR-Jerusalem Center for Research

CME credits are available for interested participants. For registration, schedule details and program topics, please visit us at: Benjamin I. Rubin, MD, is the local coordinator. Shabbat Hospitality is available. Fax 301.451.5424 or phone at 301.435-8034
Registration:, $400, after January 5, 05, $500. Reduced fees available for government employees and physicians in training.
Keynote lectures are free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Yarchei Kallah Schedules

Chicago: December '04: Featuring Rav First and Rav Schwarz
Potomac, Maryland (Washington DC): January 20,'05: Featuring Rav Freundel, Breitowitz and Singer.
Los Angeles:

Link to our website

A listing of our programs and lectures