Science and Spirituality: A New Monthly Lecture Series

Select Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-8:30PM

Is there a conflict between scientific understanding and spiritual belief? This new series asks what the fields of medicine, genetics, physics, aeronautics, and brain science can and do offer to the fields of religious ideology, practice, and spiritual care—and vice versa. Monthly guest speakers will help us probe the deepest questions that help us understand what it means to be human. No RSVP necessary. For more information, please contact:

Wednesday, October 3, 7:00pm
Jewish Genetic Diseases – What Every Jewish Person Should Know
With Guest Speakers Sally Segel & Bonnie Davis
Join CNS member and Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician Sally Segel & parent Bonnie Davis for an exploration of the genetic diseases that predominantly affect Jews (particularly Ashkenazi Jews).

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm
Mental Health: Medical, Spiritual, Political and Personal Perspectives on a Changing Field
With Guest Speaker Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
In addition to her dedication to Congregation Neveh Shalom as a member for many years, Elizabeth is an Oregon State Senator who is on several Senate Committees including the Senate Committee on Health Care.  She is a Physician at OHSU who provides urgent care to children and adults at a safety net clinic and teaches medical students and residents as a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine.  Elizabeth has also been open about her personal experience of depression, and will be shining light on how recent medical advances in our understanding of Mental Health have shifted our response in other spheres, including in our religious community.

Please check back here for a more complete schedule for the year.