Healthcare and Halacha a full day of Learning

Approved for 6.5 hours of CME Credit



9:00 AM EST

Vaccination: Halachic & Ethical Issues

Greetings and welcome
Rabbi Jay Kelman, Dr. Lazer Friedman

Vaccine Safety and Risk Taking in Halacha

Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg

The Ethics & Halacha of the Green Pass: Implication for Shuls & Schools

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt



11:15 AM EST

Substitute Decision Making: Halachic & Psychological Issues

Halachik Aspects of Substitute Decision Making in End-of-Life Scenarios
Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg

Psychological Aspects of Substitute Decision Making
Dr. David Pelcovitz



7:00 PM EST

A Bar Mitzvah for JME: Medicine and Halacha Update & Flashback
Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman


8:00 PM EST

Examining the Impact of Covid on the Mental Health of the Jewish Family:

A Panel Discussion with

Rabbi Mark Dratch

Yoetzet Halacha Laurie Novick

Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz

Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann


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This event is approved for up to 6.5 credits by the Office for Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE). The Office for CHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME). This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the  American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation of the activity.

Featured speakers

Rabbi Mark Dratch
Professor Avraham Steinberg M.D.
Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman
Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt
Dr. David Pelcovitz
Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann
Dr. Rivka Schwartz
Laurie Novick