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Judaism, Science & Medicine Group

The Judaism, Science and Medicine Group (JSMG) is an international organization of natural and social scientists, philosophers, historians, physicians, rabbis, theologians and educators who act to promote and facilitate a close relationship between Jewish religion, cultures and values, and the sciences, for the mutual benefit of both. Membership is free. To join, please contact the Center for Jewish Studies.

Judaism and Disability: new genetics, disability studies, and practical interventions





The Judaism and Disability: New Genetics, Disability Studies, and Practical Interventions conference explores:

  • how genetics and genomics help to understand and treat genetic diseases.
  • the diverse conceptions of physical and mental disabilities in the sources of Judaism in light of the new discipline of Disability Studies.
  • the social, cultural and psychological dimensions of disability.
  • the work of Jewish organizations to empower and include people with disabilities.

February 17-18, 2019
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

meals are not included with your reservation

reservations required


  • Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University
    a research unit of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies
    Arizona State University
  • Irving and Miriam Lowe Professsor of Modern Judaism
    Arizona State University

with support from

  • Dr. Michael Anbar Memorial Lecture in Judaism, Science and Medicine Endowment
    Arizona State University

community partners