Rabbi Shalom Lubin, spiritual leader of Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany and leader of Chabad of Southeast Morris County, was the inaugural presenter for our NCJW, West Morris 2020–2021 Clergy Learning Series. His talks, on “Jewish Medical Ethics,” are scheduled for Thursdays, October 15, 22 and 29, all at 1 p.m., and were done via Zoom. The series was coordinated by Our Jewish World co-chairs Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan.
The three-part Jewish Medical Ethics course highlighted modern-day societal dilemmas in the field of health care, through the 2,000-year-old lens of the Talmud and Jewish Law.
Topics of discussion included: • Society’s Obligation to Rescue the Vulnerable; • Confidentiality in Medicine; • Saving a Life—At What Cost?; • The Ethics of Selling Organs for Transplant; • The Right to Die.
The seminar leader was the founder of the New Jersey Jewish Law Symposium, an annual event highlighting the synthesis and integration of the Talmud, the Jewish legal system, and US civil law. Born and raised in Chicago, Rabbi Lubin began his relationship with the Jewish community in New Jersey in 1996 while he was studying at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown.