As advances in technology have enhanced doctors’ abilities to extend life, the issues surrounding medical ethics and desired outcomes have become increasingly complex.
To help sort through the complexities, DOROT is delighted to welcome nationally recognized medical ethicist Dr. Eric Kodish, former Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care, and Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Spiritual Leader, Anshe Chesed Synagogue, in conversation for “Medical Ethics: Values, Hopes and Realities” on Thursday, April 11, at 7 pm.
“We are honored to bring these two great minds together to provide us with their thoughtful perspectives on the complexities surrounding decision making at difficult times, especially the end of life,” says Wendy Handler, Director of Lasting Impressions at DOROT. “Dr. Kodish and Rabbi Kalmanofsky, both nationally recognized thought leaders, have the gift of distilling complicated issues to the most essential elements in a way that’s engaging and invites everyone in. It promises to be an extraordinary evening.”
In addition to his former role as the Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Ethics Department, Dr. Kodish also served as the F.J. O’Neill Professor and Chairman of the Department of Bioethics.
Rabbi Kalmanofsky (at left) has been the rabbi at Anshe Chesed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side since 2001. He came to the synagogue from The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was ordained in 1997, where he subsequently served as the assistant dean of the Rabbinical School. Rabbi Kalmanofsky regularly publishes essays on Jewish thought and practice
“Medical Ethics: Values, Hopes and Realities” will take place on Thursday, April 11, from 7 – 8:30 pm at DOROT, 171 W. 85th Street, and is co-sponsored by What Matters: Caring Conversations around End-of-Life. Light refreshments will be provided to all.
Due to space limitations, all those planning to attend the conversation are asked to register by contacting Wendy Handler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-441-3724.
DOROT is a social service agency dedicated to alleviating social isolation among older adults by providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism.
About What Matters:
What Matters is made possible by founder, funder and partner Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, Inc., and support from UJA Federation of New York.
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