JME Fellowship

Jewish Medical Ethics Fellowship offers graduate students in medicine and health science fields the chance to explore the ancient wisdom of Jewish teachings in light of contemporary medical ethics.

A select group of fellows will join five classes on topics including: genetics and reproductive technology, difficult treatment decisions, organ donation and end-of-life issues. A dinner with mentors will be held as a closing event, and fellows will be asked to provide feedback through a survey.

Classes will be taught by local Jewish educators and will be held on or near campus during the Spring semester, between January and March. Exam schedules will be taken into consideration so sometimes the class is held every other week, skipping the week immediately before an exam. Dinner will be served, and this might just be the best dinner/study break you take all week!

“JME Fellowship helped me connect my career in medicine to my lifelong journey of Jewish faith. It also taught me practical strategies in helping Jewish patients who are facing personal health decisions.”
–Hannah Apfelbaum, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2021

“This course gave me the chance to examine a variety of ethical issues in medicine in light of Jewish philosophy…I loved the relaxed environment, and learning with peers and teachers from diverse backgrounds.”
–Jonathan Berken, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2019

Contact Shoshana Hoexter, JME coordinator, with any questions at

Registration is open through Dec. 15.


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