AJL Module 3: Jewish Bioethics
December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 27, 2021
Rabbi Allison Poirier
This module meets virtually on December 6, 13, 20, 27.
Bioethics is the study of the ethical issues emerging from advances in biology and medicine, along with moral discernment as related to medical policy and practice. As participants in a Jewish education program, it is natural for us to wonder what the rich tradition of the Torah, Talmud, and modern scholarship has to say about these ethical issues. When does life begin? When does life end? What are our responsibilities to our bodies and the bodies of others in the short time between those points? Are tattoos OK? What about organ donation? While there is no one “Jewish Answer” to these complicated questions, there are lots of Jewish texts and Jewish values and, of course, Jewish opinions.
Students can sign up for the entire semester for $360 or individual modules for $72 per module.
Shalom Austin Adult Jewish Learning (AJL) is a series of high-quality Jewish learning opportunities that provides a cohort experience for individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs. Additionally, AJL provides more ﬂexibility to students as each person is able to choose the best learning opportunity for them based on topic, instructor, and time. Each module has a new topic and a new teacher. Most modules are 4 week sessions.