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Summer Program in Medical Ethics and Halacha
Winter Program in Medical Ethics and Halacha
Seminar days
University Course in Medical Ethics and Halacha

The Institute carries out original research and provides religious and academic education in halacha and medicine.

The following is a list of our educational activities:



Summer Program in Medical Ethics and Halacha
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The 13th Summer Program in Jewish Medical Ethics & Halacha will be held in Jerusalem from  July 4- 28th, 2011. This program, geared towards Jewish medical students from overseas, is in English and include Lectures, Trips and Shabbatot.

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The program is sponsored by:




Winter Program in Medical Ethics and Halacha
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During January 2011 the Schlesinger Institute will run its yearly Winter program. This lectures series will be spread out over a period of four weeks. These lectures are geared towards medical professionals, medical students, rabbis, lawyers and the general public. All lectures will be in Hebrew and will discuss different issues in the field of Medical Ethics and Halacha.  

This program is sponsored by The Joseph N. Muschel Memorial Foundation, Monsey, New York, USA.




Seminar days
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Seminar days are held for secondary school students, introducing them to top medical professionals and Rabbis in the field of medical ethics and halacha. These seminar days occasionally run as supplementary courses throughout the academic year.

Tours of the hospital are provided in Hebrew and in English enabling students to appreciate the exclusivity of Shaare Zedek hospital, a hospital that is halachically oriented.


The Schlesinger Institute offers seminars for schools. These seminars present curriculum on various medical halachic topics and take place all over Israel during the school year. They are based on a learning project with supervised study for school groups. Each project concludes with a comprehensive research paper written by the pupils. As part of the project, the Schlesinger Institute participates in scholarly, Torah conferences dealing with the influence of science and technology on the every day life of Torah observant Jews. These conferences take place under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Sport, the Guidance Center for School Computer Applications.




University Course in Medical Ethics and Halacha
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The Institute provides a 30-hour semester course at the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School covering Jewish aspects of medical ethics.