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Judaism and Organ Donation: Issues & Answers
April 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Organ donation enables life-saving transplantations to people in need although the need outpaces the supply. Yet there are issues and misconceptions that limit participation, particularly in the Jewish community.
In this illuminating session, Rabbi Ari Perl, Vice President of Multicultural Engagement for LiveOnNY, will explain the need and relevant statistics in the local Jewish community, demystify the many myths surrounding the topic, address issues of Halakha, and the processes involved. Rabbi Bronstein will share his own personal reflections from the standpoint of a donor family and Alan Ganek will provide his perspective and experience as a transplant recipient.
Co-Sponsors: Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, Bet Torah, Congregation Anshe Shalom, Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Congregation KTI, Donate Life/NY, Fleetwood Synagogue, Mishkan Ha’Am, Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel Center, Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Temple Shaarau Tefila, Congregation Sons of Israel Briarcliff, Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Hebrew Institute of White Plains, LiveOnNY, Westchester Day School, Westchester Jewish Council
This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.