Course packages offer our alumni a chance to delve into a particular subject or approach from multiple perspectives. These pre-packaged groups consist of three courses or are a complete series and include additional introductory materials, as well as curricular and/or study guides that are not available when these courses are purchased individually. The package cost also represents a significant cost savings.
Our first course package is "Ancient and Modern Perspectives in Health and Healing" with an introduction and additional study materials by Rabbi Julie Pelc, former Assistant Director of the HUC-JIR Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health. The three courses included are:
Course 1 - Prayers for Health: Actual & Textual
with Ruth Alpers, HUC-JIR Cincinnati, William Cutter, HUC-JIR Los Angeles, Founding Director Kalsman Institute on Judaism & Health, Evan Kent, Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, Ruth Langer, Boston College, Benjie Schiller, HUC-JIR New York and Dr. Howard Silverman, University of Arizona, College of Medicine.
Course 2 - Journey to a Decision: The Stem Cell Debate
with Mark Washofsky, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati and Elliot Dorff, American Jewish University, Los Angeles
Course 3 - The End of Life
with William Cutter, HUC-JIR Los Angeles, Laurie Zoloth, San Francisco State University, Richard Address, URJ and Dayle Friedman, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College