Midrash & Medicine Conference in Monterey – Respite in the Chaos
Co-Sponsored by the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center and the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health

The Midrash and Medicine conference highlighted leadership and innovation in the healthcare and Jewish healing fields. Presentations and interactive workshops drew from scholars of midrash, health and spiritual care providers, and artists who are creatively engaged in the landscapes of illness, wholeness, and spirit.

Presenters at the conference included musician and performer extraordinaire, Debbie Friedman; noted expert in the field of Judaism, Health, and Healing with respect to Aging, Rabbi Dayle Friedman, and renowned scholars of Midrash from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Drs. Norman Cohen and Lewis Barth.

Especially in these uncertain times, the conference represented an extraordinary opportunity to relax, connect with colleagues, and enjoy three days of stimulating and interdisciplinary learning.

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The teaching of Midrash has had a special place in the curriculum of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion for over a century. The faculty whose primary teaching and research focus is Midrashic literature as part of the larger field of Rabbinics combined bibliographic materials which are permanently available and expandable. Please click here: