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Sunday, February 10 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Organ & Tissue Donation Through a Jewish Lens

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Explore the phenomenon of organ transplants through the personal stories of a donor family, a recipient, and a local rabbi. This session will address how Judaism understands organ donation, clear up misunderstood objection, and clarify the rubrics of permissibility.


Presenters
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Bernard Gerson

Rabbi, Congregation Rodef Shalom
Rabbi Bernard R. Gerson, a native of the Boston area, has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Rodef Shalom since 1993. He also teaches Bible and Talmud at Denver Jewish Day School. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), he holds a BA in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, as well as an MA in Rabbinic Literature from JTS.
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Robin Mitchell

Volunteer, Donor Alliance
Robin Mitchell is a donor mother who has been an “Advocate for Life” for four years.  She lost her son Joe who was a donor in 2008.  Robin has met the heart and lung recipients, and knows their life is better because of the heroic decision that Joe had made.
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Dale Sparks

Volunteer, Donor Alliance
Dale’s wife Sharon is a kidney recipient who received her gift of life in 2008.  Sadly, their daughter Kelly passed away in 2009 and had chosen to become a donor.  Dale has a unique perspective on the importance of donation because of what he has been through.


Sunday February 10, 2013 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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