Monday, May 01, 2006

A yiddle education

A couple of plugs for some upcoming Jewish events:

A walking tour of the real Stamford Hill is taking place this Sunday (7th) from 11am-1pm. Many London Jews have heard of Stamford Hill but may never have been there. They know it has a large strictly-Orthodox community but not much else. What lies behind the stereotypes and the headlines? What is the make-up of the community? What about its shuls, schools and welfare institutions? How does it interact with the non-Jewish local community?

To discover answers to all these questions, come on a walking tour of Stamford Hill, with the dynamic local Rabbi, Hershel Gluck, Rabbi of Walford Road Synagogue and Chairman Muslim Jewish Forum (hopefully his Muslim Co-Chair will join us for part of the tour). Meet at 20 Fountayne Road, London N16 7DX at 10.45.

This talk is free of charge, and is organised by Zaki Cooper. To book please contact zakicooper@gmail.com or michael@southhampstead.org


Kinloss are hosting an evening of Jewish Medical Dilemmas of the 21st Century on Wednesday 10th May at 8pm. There is no need to book for this event. Entrance is £6 (Kinloss members £5), or free if you mention Freedmanslife and bring your blue Tribe TCM card. Choose any one of these three great lectures to attend:

ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION IN JEWISH LAW
Prof. A.S. Abraham, M.D., F.R.C.P. Chief of Internal Medicine at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem. Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School.

ASSISTED CONCEPTION AND SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD IN JEWISH LAW
Rabbi M. Halperin, M.D. Chief Officer of Medical Ethics at Israel’s Ministry of Health and the director of The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research, Jerusalem, Israel. He received his Rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Ponivez and is the former Director of the Jerusalem Medical Centre for Impotence and Infertility.

WHEN AND HOW MAY WE BREAK SHABBAT FOR THE SAKE OF OUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OTHERS?
Prof. Avraham Steinberg, M.D. A graduate of the Rabbinic Academy of Yeshivat Harav Kook, Jerusalem. Recipient of the Israel Prize 1999 for his Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics. He is currently the Director of The Centre for Medical Ethics, Hebrew University-Hadassa Medical School Jerusalem.

This event is the precursor to an entire term of KLC, which runs from Tuesday 16th May to Tuesday 13th June. Visit the website or download the complete programme brochure.

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