Piaker Memorial lecture on Sept. 29

Last minute reservations for the annual Pauline and Philip Piaker Memorial Lecture are still being accepted here or by calling Chabad at 797-0015. Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman will be the guest speaker. He will present on “It’s a brave, new world; From Messenger RNA Vaccines to Mitochondrial DNA Genes; The Jewish Approach to the Latest Medical Advances.” A book signing and dessert buffet will follow the presentation. There is no charge for the evening, but reservations must be made.

Reichman is a professor of emergency medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and holds the Rabbi Isaac and Bella Tendler Chair in Jewish Medical Ethics at Yeshiva University. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. In addition to his full-time clinical practice in emergency medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Reichman lectures internationally on Jewish medical ethics and Jewish medical history. “The Anatomy of Jewish Law: A Fresh Dissection of the Relationship of Medicine, Medical History and Rabbinic Literature” (published by Koren Publishers/OU Press/YU Press, 2022)” and “Pondering Pre-Modern(a) Pandemics in Jewish History: Essays Inspired by and Written during the COVID-19 Pandemic by an Emergency Medicine Physician”(Shikey Press, 2022).