About this Event

This is about the now widely used Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD – ie designer babies). Jewish communities are using it to exclude Jewish genetic diseases and it is something everyone should know about. Also included in this talk are the halachic perspectives on various dramatic crime scene issues, the “Cohen gene”, and the newly discovered “Jewish (Ashkenazi) gene,” and many many more fascinating cases and studies.

$36 for the entire workshop including lunch.

Become a cosponsor for this event: $100

(Scholarships available for students and young professionals)


About Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz is a world-renowned rabbi, speaker and author who is most famous for his expertise on medical ethics and his ability to crystalize complicated mystical concepts in such a way that both the newcomer and those well versed in Torah will be able to grasp and apply them in a practical and personal way.

He is Senior Lecturer at the JLE was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After practicing as a doctor in both South Africa and the U.S., he moved to Israel where he practiced both in hospital and general medicine in Jerusalem and engaged in a number of years of Talmudic study and later teaching in Jewish thought and medical ethics in Jerusalem.

He is the Founder and Director of the Jerusalem Medical Ethics Forum and has written a number of books on the subject of Jewish Thought and Philosophy including Living Inspired and Worldmask. His work has been translated into Spanish, French and Portuguese.

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Special thanks to Olami for their partnership and all that they do for the Jewish people in Boston and throughout the globe.