The Full Torah & Science Conference Schedule


All sessions are free and open to the public. We look forward to welcoming you! 

Friday, Dec. 11           Torah and Science Conference Dinner Together With Community Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

7:00 pm (Advance registration required)


Shabbat Morning, Dec.12

9:00 am Shacharis

Professor Rabbi Moshe Tender, M.D.  Professor Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, M.D

 12:00 pm Kiddush

12:30 pm Fabrengen Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov


Shabbat Afternoon, Dec. 12

Mincha / Ma’ariv 5:00 pm 

Shaloch Seudos Professor Joseph Bodenheimer Dr. Alan Rozanski, M.D.                


Motzei Shabbos, Dec.12

8:00-8:30 pm                OPENING

Rabbi Sholom Dovber Lipskar                       Professor Joseph Bodenheimer                                 Professor Nathan Katz



Professor Rabbi Moshe Tendler, M.D.                       “Gene Editing Therapy: Halachic Parameters”

Professor Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, M.D.   “The Halachic Definition of Motherhood”

Moderator/ Respondent: Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar


Sunday, Dec. 13

10:30 am- 12:30           TORAH AND MINDFULNESS        

Dr. Simcha Gottlieb, D.O.M.  “Knowledge, Knower & Known: The Rambam’s Nutritional Science and 21 st Century Medicine”

Ms. Rus Devorah Wallen, LCSW “The Holistic Approach of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and His Plea for Kosher Therapeutic Meditation”

Professor Daniel Drubach      “Meditation and the Brain”


12:45-1:45pm               KEYNOTE

Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov                       “Spiritual Heredity according to Maimónides, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Carl Jung”


5:00-6:00 pm                MEDITATION WORKSHOPS

Ms. Rus Devorah Wallen women


7:00-8:00 pm                THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Dr. Michael Szycher               “At the Intersection of Torah and Cardiology:  A Medical Engineer’s Perspective”


8:00-10:00 pm              TORAH, FOOD AND CARDIOLOGY

Moderator: Dr. Barry Baumel, M.D.               Dr. Arthur Agatston, M.D.                   Dr. Alan Rozanski, M.D.

                                                “Spiritual and Clinical Insights into Healthy Eating and Nutrition”


Monday, Dec. 14


                                    THREE RECENT BOOKS ABOUT THE REBBE

Professor Nathan Katz                       “’Just the facts, ma’am.’ Biography, Fact and Meaning”.

Rabbi Simon Jacobson                      “Can A Rebbe be Captured on Paper?”

Prof. Menachem Feuer

Respondent: Rebbetzin Chani Lipskar


11:45am-12:45pm       KEYNOTE

Professor Nathan Aviezer      Second Creation Narrative in the Second Chapter of Bereishit: A New Approach”


7:00-8:00 pm                KEYNOTE

Professor Joseph Bodenheimer         “Communication – A Divine Gift to Humans”


8:00-9:30 pm                TORAH AND THE INTERNET

Dr. Norman Goldwasser                                  Professor Daniel Drubach

           “The neurological and psychological impact of Internet Addiction  in the Orthodox Community


9:30-10:00pm               CONCLUDING SESSION

Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar                                Professor Joseph Bodenheimer                     Professor Nathan Katz



Tuesday, Dec. 15

9:30-11:30 am              Wrap-Up Session – Delegates only

Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar

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