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Health and Healing in Judaism

Health and Healing in Judaism

Thursday, July 7, 2011 to Thursday, July 14, 2011


Health and healing are central issues today—in the medical and healthcare professions, in government and business, and in the many ways that healthcare decisions impact the personal and family lives of just about everyone. Debates over treatments, preventive strategies, ethics, and even spirituality have become flashpoints for political campaigns, medical research, and religious debate.

What does Judaism have to say about health and healing? How can faith positively inform professional and personal medical decisions? And what can Jewish thought teach us about today’s complex, scientifically oriented medical world? To address these critical contemporary concerns, Spertus is pleased to present a unique Graduate Certificate Program titled Health and Healing in Judaism.

The program consists of four graduate-level, credit-bearing courses that examine bioethics, biblical psychology, and the role of health and healing in Jewish theology and history. The courses are offered two at a time as part an intensive five-day seminar. Two were offered in March 2011 and will be repeated in March 2012. The other two will be in July. Faculty include Dr. Kalman Kaplan, Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel, and Rabbi Dr. Byron L. Sherwin.

This program is designed for rabbis, chaplains, counselors, healthcare providers, hospice workers, Jewish communal professionals, and interested lay people, as well as students currently enrolled in the Spertus graduate degree programs. Participants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to the start of the program.

Tuition is $900 per course or $3,600 for the four-course certificate option.

To apply, please fill out this Online Application or contact Dr. Dean P. Bell, Spertus Chief Academic Officer, at dbell@spertus.edu. Applications due by June 20.

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