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The Institute for Science and Judaism
and
The Jewish Community Center
of Greater Washington
Present
Ethical Behavior
Synthesizing the Insights of Neuroscience and Judaism
Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD
is Rector and Distinguished
Service Professor of
Philosophy at the American
Jewish University in Los
Angeles, CA. He has
served for three decades on
numerous university, state
and federal ethics committees
and written many rabbinic
rulings on medical issues for
the Conservative Movement’s
Committee on Jewish Law
and Standards, which he
now chairs, and his twelve
books on Jewish ethics, law,
and theology include Matters
of Life and Death: A Jewish
Approach to Modern Medical
Ethics.
Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, PhD
is a Professor of Psychology at
the University of California,
Santa Barbara and heads the
SAGE Center for the Study
of the Mind. Dr. Gazzaniga,
along with Roger Sperry,
pioneered the study of the
human split brain. He is a
world renowned researcher in
cognitive neuroscience and has
been a leading consultant on
bioethics to universities, the
State of California and the
President. His recent books
include The Ethical Brain: The
Science of our Moral Dilemmas
and Who’s in Charge? Free Will
and the Science of the Brain.
The presentation and the following question and answer period will be moderated by Ron Charles,
deputy editor of the book section of The Washington Post and a weekly fiction critic.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
3
7:00 p.m. 3 Refreshments will be served
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852
Suggested donation
$10 per person, non-members; $5 JCCGW members
The Institute for Science and Judaism. ISJ is a 501(c)(3)
organization committed to examining the interface between
science and Judaism, exploring how science can expand our spiritual
horizons, and understanding science’s implications for theology and
religious education. Rabbi George Driesen, President
FOR MORE INFORMATION
JCCGW: (301)881-0100
www.jccgw.org
ISJ:www.scienceandjudaism.org