Malvern Group Meeting – A progressive Jewish approach to medical ethics

A progressive Jewish approach to medical ethics
A progressive Jewish approach to medical ethics Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi Rabbi of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue 7.30pm WEDNESDAY 13th January 2021 Online meeting via Zoom Rabbi Dr. Margaret Jacobi has been the rabbi of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue since 1994. She grew up in a Liberal Jewish family. She studied medicine at Birmingham University and then started a career in medical research, gaining a PhD in physiology and working for two years in St. Louis Missouri, USA. Whilst in St. Louis, she decided to embark on her long-held aim of studying for the Rabbinate. Her studies included two years at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia and before completing her studies at Leo Baeck College. She enjoys the diverse challenges and opportunities which congregational work offers, especially in a multi-cultural city like Birmingham. She enjoys working with all age groups and also values the opportunities for interfaith dialogue which Birmingham offers. She has maintained her interest in medicine and has published papers on Jewish medical ethics, most recently 'The Challenge of Genetic Research' in 'Aspects of Liberal Jewish Thought'. She is also the honorary Progressive Jewish Chaplain at Birmingham University and a member of the Faith Leaders' Group which builds links between the different faiths in Birmingham. For details of the zoom meeting, please email
Start Date:
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Start Time:
online via zoom
01684 565708
Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi

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