Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Experience

April – June 2020

The New England Institute of Jewish Studies, in coordination with the Schlesinger Institute and Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, is sponsoring a three week summer program, combining the study of medical ethics, Jewish thought and tours of Israel.
The purpose of the program is to enable Jewish medical students to explore Jewish approaches to challenging medical issues confronting health care professionals. Compelling seminars on Jewish thought address contemporary issues facing the Jewish people. The program also features great tours and hikes in Israel.
The faculty includes world renowned medical ethicists and scholars of contemporary Jewish law and philosophy. The medical ethics curriculum incorporates the case-study method and hospital rounds and has qualified for elective credit.
Students from sixty medical schools have participated in the Jewish Medical Ethics Program over the past sixteen years.
Maimonides Scholars Fellowship & Program Cost
Tuition, lodging, and tours for the Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Experience Program cost $3,000. Airfare, meals and health insurance are not included in this fee.
The Maimonides Scholars Fellowship can award up to $2,000 of the program fee to an applicant based upon merit and financial need towards payment of the program. The program fee for a recipient of the full Maimonides Scholars Fellowship is $1,000.

Medical Ethics

Seminars, workshops and medical rounds will address topics from among the following…

Jewish Thought

Classes and seminars will be selected from among the following…

Tours & Hiking

Tours and hikes will be selected from the following National Parks, museums and historic and archeological sites…


The faculty includes world-renowned medical ethicists and scholars of contemporary Jewish law and philosophy…

Program Stats

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0 Ethical Dilemmas Resolved
0 Alumni Over 25 Years
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