Dianne Kritt Memorial Lecture Featuring Gail Glickman

The Mi sheberach le’holeh – a prayer for healing - is centuries old. It is conspicuously absent from or significantly modified in a variety of contemporary prayer books. During the past decade or so, it has gained considerable attention in various Jewish communities. We will examine a variety of approaches to the 
Mi sheberach le’holeh prayer as a window into the responses of contemporary Jews to the challenges of illness in the 21st century.

Featuring Rabbi Gail Glicksman, Ph.D.
Shabbat morning, October 2, 2010
Kiddush luncheon to follow her talk.

There will be no charge for this event!  Shabbat morning services will be abbreviated to allow time for Dr. Glicksman’s noteworthy address.  The preceding Friday night will be a special pot-luck dinner starting at 6:00 p.m.  The dinner will be in conjunction with the family Shabbat service that evening and in conjunction with the Diane Kritt Memorial Lecture the next morning.  Rabbi Glickman will likely attend the dinner. 

Dr. Glicksman is Assistant Dean at Temple University’s College of Health Professions and Social Work. The former Dean of Students at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she has taught such topics as the sociology of health and illness, bioethics, and death and dying at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University as well as in training sessions for physicians, lawyers, social workers and clergy. She directed an initiative on Judaism and Health Care at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics in Chicago, where she contributed to several projects including studies on the work of clergy in spiritual care at the end of life and in the context of genetic testing.  Earning her Rabbinic ordination from RRC and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored or co-authored articles and book chapters that have been published in the Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, The Handbook of Bioethics and Religion: Faith at the Frontiers, and Methods in Religion, Spirituality and Aging. This Gala event begins Friday night with a Potluck dinner before services to kick-off the weekend. Shabbat morning services will be abbreviated to allow time for Dr. Glicksman’s noteworthy address.

Please R.S.V.P. to DKlecture@aol.com .