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Saturday, February 15 • 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Forging a Contemporary Jewish Sex Ethic

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Classical Jewish teachings regarding sexuality, including homosexuality and pre-martial sex, generate personal conflicts and social consequences that demand our attention. So long as these tensions are not addressed, community members are confronted with a choice between the restrictions of the tradition and the permissive orientation of contemporary culture. This session intends to step into that breach by proposing a contemporary sexual ethic.


Chaim Seidler-Feller

Chaim Seidler-Feller recently celebrated his fortieth year of working with students and faculty as the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, and is currently the Director Emeritus. He was ordained in 1971 at Yeshiva University, and has been a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA and in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount... Read More →

Doreen Seidler-Feller

Doreen Seidler-Feller earned her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Clinical Psychology in 1980. She serves as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she teaches courses to medical students and residents in Systems Based Healthcare and in Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy. Her clinical practice of individual and couples therapy also draws heavily on her expertise in sexual disorders.

Saturday February 15, 2014 9:30pm - 10:45pm
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