Healthcare Advocacy

HUC students are often involved in healthcare advocacy. Student Ari Margolis (now ordained, 2010) gave a sermon entitled "Making Healthcare Reform Our Moral Obligation," which not only stressed the importance of reform but also provided criteria and several resources.
Resource Sheet
Physicians' Initiative

The Kalsman Institute is working intimately with partner Dr. Howard Silverman of Phoenix's Temple Chai Shalom Center, to create and foster a program of Jewish learning for Jewish doctors and other healthcare professionals.
Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism

Are you a physician or nurse midwife interested in integrating your passion for Judaism and your professional skills by becoming a certified mohel? Click here to download an application to the Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism.

Previous Initiatives & Events
Vigil for Healthcare - Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
October 18, 2007

Rabbi Julie Pelc, Assistant Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, spoke at a vigil for Healthcare sponsored by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Click here to read her sermon
The Politics of Health: When Jewish Ideals Meet American Economic Realities
April 10, 2005

150 Los Angeles residents heard from four leaders and experts in their fields talk about the challenges of providing healthcare to our community.
Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility - Focus on Healthcare
February 2003

In February 2003, Sh'ma partnered with the Kalsman Institute to publish an issue focusing on increasing the humanity in healthcare.
Caring for our Nation: Jews and America's Healthcare Crisis
January 19, 2003

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, joined the Kalsman Institute and the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life to bring the attention of the Jewish community to the health crisis that faces the broad American public and to ponder the responsibility of Jews and the organized Jewish community.
Complementary Medicine Roundtable
August 7, 2001

Experts from the fields of complementary and alternative healthcare met to address the pressing issues of their community.