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Jewish Bioethics: The Beginning of Life

Upcoming Sessions

1. Tuesday, January 31, 2023 9 Sh'vat 5783

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMBST Zoom

2. Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7 Adar 5783

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMBST Zoom

Presenter Rabbi Steve Glazer, on Zoom Only

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BETH SHOLOM TEMPLE PROUDLY PRESENTS
DISTINGUISHED RABBI AND SCHOLAR STEVE GLAZER:
JEWISH BIOMEDICAL ETHICS AND THE BEGINNING OF LIFE
Tuesdays January 31 st and February 28 th at 7:30 pm ZOOM ONLY

In November 2018, the world was shocked to learn that twin baby girls had been born in
China with their DNA edited using a technology known as CRISPR. Over 2 sessions
we’ll explore this case of “The Chinese Twins,” and its ramifications for the future use
and development of gene-edited embryos. We ‘ll also look at some of the relevant
Jewish ethical principles. And we’ll discuss how new technologies impact issues related
to “the beginning of life,” including artificial insemination, IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), and
stem-cell research.


Steve Glazer is Adjunct Rabbi at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County in
Bethesda, MD, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Emeth, Herndon, VA and principal
of Glazer Consulting, which serves as a resource to individuals, caregivers, and health-
care professionals dealing with issues related to aging, illness, dementia and end-of-life.
He currently serves on the Intramural IRB at NIH, the bioethics faculties of George
Washington, Georgetown,  and USUHS (The Uniformed Services University of the
Health Sciences) Schools of Medicine. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee of
Inova Fairfax Hospital and serves on the Maryland State Advisory Council for Quality of
Care at the End of Life. 


Rabbi Glazer has a long and distinguished academic career, most recently at George
Washington University, and including serving as Visiting Scholar at Harvard Divinity
School, The Oxford (U.K.) Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and The Smithsonian
Institution. He holds degrees from Columbia University, The Jewish Theological
Seminary, and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and was awarded
an honorary doctorate by the Seminary in 1996. Rabbi Glazer is co-editor of two recent
publications: the award-winning “Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and
Dementia Caregivers “ and “Dementia-Friendly Worship.”

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