Rabbi Shalom Lubin, spiritual leader of Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany and leader of Chabad of Southeast Morris County, will be the inaugural presenter for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris 2020–2021 Clergy Learning Series. His talks, on "Jewish Medical Ethics," are scheduled for Thursdays, October 15, 22 and 29, all at 1 p.m., and will be done via Zoom. 

The series is coordinated by Our Jewish World co-chairs Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan, both of Morristown.

The three-part Jewish Medical Ethics course will examine modern-day societal dilemmas in the field of health care through the 2,000-year-old lens of the Talmud and Jewish Law.

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Topics of discussion will include:

  • Society's Obligation to Rescue the Vulnerable;
  • Confidentiality in Medicine;
  • Saving a Life--At What Cost?;
  • The Ethics of Selling Organs for Transplant; and
  • The Right to Die.

The seminar leader is the founder of the New Jersey Jewish Law Symposium, an annual event highlighting the synthesis and integration of the Talmud, the Jewish legal system, and US civil law. Born and raised in Chicago, Rabbi Lubin began his relationship with the Jewish community in New Jersey in 1996 while he was studying at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown.

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To ensure that you receive Clergy Learning Series information, including the Zoom link for each of Rabbi Lubin's talks, please send your email address to Ilene Dorf Manahan at iadpr@aol.com