Bais Abraham plans Science and Judaism Shabbaton

Dr. Gregory Storch

On Nov. 18, Bais Abraham Congregation will hold its second annual Science and Judaism Shabbaton, exploring medical scientific advances and their relationship to Judaism. 

Speakers will explore the theme of “Medical Science and Halachic/Ethical Implications.”

Saturday morning Shabbat services start at 9 a.m. with a drasha by visiting scholar-in-residence Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham. 

Dr. Gregory Storch and Maharat Rori Picker Neiss will lead a session at 11:30 a.m. on “Infectious Diseases and Ethical Dilemmas.” PJ Library will offer activities for children.

At 12:20 p.m. Bais Abraham will serve lunch (no RSVP necessary). 

At 12:50 p.m. Abraham and Rabbi Ben Greenfield will discuss “Surrogacy – The Complexity of Determining the Halachic Mother. Babysitting will be available for children during this time.

Mincha at 4:15 p.m. will be followed by Seudah Shlishit at 4:45 p.m. with Abraham speaking on “In Our Own Image – Cloning and Jewish Law.”

The Shabbaton is free and open to the community. Bais Abraham is located at 6910 Delmar Blvd. in University City. For more information, visit