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Synagogue Scholar and Author Series

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 13 Kislev 5780

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

2. Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1 Adar 5780

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

3. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 29 Adar 5780

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

4. Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5 Iyyar 5780

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Past Sessions
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 15 Cheshvan 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 2019- 2020 Synagogue Scholars & Authors Series features another slate of excellent presenters on a range of interesting topics. All programs will begin at 7:30pm in Zimmerman Hall and refreshments will be served. Register below.

Livestream the sessions here!


Wednesday, November 13 - Zach Bercu, M.D. 

Assistant Professor, Division of Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Medicine, Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Innovation in Start-Up Nation: Lessons for Any Professional Community Hungering for New Ideas

Large organizational and professional structures often are resistant to change. This can apply to the corporate infrastructures, financial institutions, government, NGO's, and religious communal organizations. Healthcare is an example of a dynamic professional community with incredible challenges and strong resistance to change. Personal and professional experiences both in interventional radiology and in Israel serve as examples for fostering a culture of innovative thinking to kickstart an ecosystem and shift it from the brink to a restorative, thriving, and meaningful calling to serve.

Wednesday, December 11 - Michael Greenwald, M.D. 

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

The Doctor Visit Demystified: What your doctor wishes you knew to make the most of your medical visit

wednesday, january 8 - cindy weinbaum, MD

Cindy Weinbaum, MD Deputy Director, Immunization Services Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Working Title: Jews vaccinating in the NY measles Outbreak

Wednesday, February 26 - Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics & Director of Pediatric Oncology, Thomas R. Giddens Chair, Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Emory University School of Medicine

The ABCDs of Pediatric Cancer: Amazing Breakthroughs & Challenging Dilemmas

Wednesday, March 25 - Gloria Jacobson, Ph.D. & leah jacobmann 

Professional Violinists and Suzuki Teachers 

Everything you always wanted to know about the violin: its history, construction, performance techniques, and why it's so freakin' hard to play it!

Wednesday, April 29 - Hallie Ludsin, J.D.

Senior Fellow, Center for International and Comparative Law, Emory School of Law

Must I be Complicit in Your Sin? A Human Rights Look at the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby and Masterpiece Cakeshop Decisions




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