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Einstein Healthcare Network will sponsor the 4th annual LimmudPhilly, the premiere Jewish “learningfest” taking place April 27 through 29 in Philadelphia. More than 70 scholars, artists, and educators will present lectures, workshops, performances, and more, covering Jewish history, culture and life. “This is a wonderful way for the Einstein network to reconnect with our heritage and strengthen our ties to the Jewish community,” said Barry R. Freedman, Einstein’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Supporting LimmudPhilly is in alignment with our network’s philosophy of tikkun olam – repairing the world, and we’re thrilled to be part of this community event.”
Two Einstein physicians will share their expertise at LimmudPhilly:
Daniel Eisenberg, MD, is a radiologist at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and a noted lecturer in the area of Jewish medical ethics. He will discuss Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation from a Traditional Jewish Perspective on Saturday, April 28 at 9 p.m. Dr. Eisenberg will discuss the traditional Jewish approach as well as societal issues to organ donation. Since 2001, Dr. Eisenberg has been the medical ethics scholar-in-residence for the New England Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and lectures for the Schlesinger Institute for Medical Halachic Research in Jerusalem.
Lisa Jablon, MD, Director of Einstein’s Breast Health Program, and Director of the Genetics Risk Program, will discuss Jewish Genes: Understanding Genetics and Breast Cancer on Sunday, April 29 at 9 a.m. Knowing your risk is the first step towards preventive medicine and breast health. Dr. Jablon will discuss genetic risk assessments, how to use the information to optimize breast cancer care, and options for prevention and screening. Under her leadership, Einstein’s Breast Program received full accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Care in the teaching hospital cancer program category. Dr. Jablon also received the Elaine Ominsky Humanitarian Award from the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation in 2009.
For more information or to register, go to www.limmudphilly.org