Chabad presents program on Jewish medical awareness

Chabad’s Academy of Jewish Learning will present “Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” a new six-session course that will begin during the week of Nov. 18.

Rabbi Yosef Landa, Chabad’s Regional Director will present the course’s six 90-minute sessions beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at the JCC Arts & Education Building on the Millstone Campus in Creve Coeur.

“At some point or another, we all get to face difficult medical decisions that we may not be equipped to handle.” said Landa. “Our objective with this course is to acquaint the public with fascinating Jewish perspectives on some of the most cutting-edge dilemmas in medical ethics.”

Participants will ponder ethical questions about a range of topics ranging from end-of-life issues to preventive measures and respect due to the body after death. The course will also explore ethical ramifications of new technologies such as digital autopsies and uterine transplants.


Like all JLI programs, “Life in the Balance” is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. The course is accredited to offer AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits for medical professionals, CLE credits for attorneys, and AGD PACE credits for dentists. All JLI courses are open to all regardless of affiliation or background.

Call 314-725-0400 or visit for registration and other course-related information.