Medical ethics course continues at Chabad of Fountain Hills

Posted Friday, May 24th, 2024

The Chabad of Fountain Hills offers its ongoing course, “Decisions of Fate,” an exploration of medical ethics through the lens of contemporary Jewish law.

Posted Friday, May 24, 2024 12:20 pm

The Chabad of Fountain Hills is teaching a groundbreaking course in medical ethics every Monday through June 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chabad Edelman Jewish Center.

The course is titled “Decisions of Fate,” which explores dilemmas in medical ethics through the lens of contemporary Jewish law, a press release said.

The course instructor is Rabbi Mendy Lipskier who says, “Finding trustworthy guidance is important when navigating tough medical decisions. ‘Decisions of Fate’  offers an opportunity to proactively engage with these questions, providing the confidence and clarity needed to address important life decisions if and when they arise.”

This course invites the community to engage in a thoughtful study of medical ethics according to Jewish wisdom.

From experimental treatments to the prospect of extending life, participants will gain an enriching perspective on how Judaism sheds light on these crucial questions.

The Fountain Hills Jewish community will join tens of thousands around the world in hundreds of Jewish communities learning “Decisions of Fate.”

This course was developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), the adult education branch of Chabad-Lubavitch.

JLI offers programs in more than 800 locations in the U.S. and numerous international countries including Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.

More than 400,000 students have attended JLI classes since the organization was founded in 1998.

Interested participants can call 480-795-6292 for registration and additional course-related information or visit

The Chabad of Fountain Hills is located at 16830 E. Avenue of the Fountains.

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