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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 complete the online membership form.

2021 Annual Conference - online via Zoom

Judaism and Climate Change:
Science, Theology, and Ethics

February 28, 2021 | 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (MST) 
online via Zoom
free and open to all | pre-registration required

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program outline

10–10:15 a.m.

10:15–11:15 a.m.
The Dr. Michael Anbar Memorial Keynote Lecture in Judaism, Science and Medicine
The Environmental Crisis: What Do We Have to Teach? What Do We Have to Learn?
Roger S. Gottlieb | Worcester Polytechnic Institute

11:15–11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Planetary Habitability: Earth and Beyond 

12:45–1 p.m.

1–2:15 p.m.
Climate Change and Environmental Health

2:15–2:30 p.m.

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Environmental Theology and Ethics

3:45–4 p.m

4–5:15 p.m.
Environmental Activism: Judaism, Ecology, and Social Change

5:15–5:30 p.m.
closing discussion


  • 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

with support from

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

partner organization Valley Beit Midrash 

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