Shaare Zedek University -- Male Circumcision: From Covenant to Controversy

  • Congregation Shaare Zedek 212 West 93rd Street New York, NY, 10025 United States

Join us for the first Shaare Zedek University talk of the new year! SZU features our community members who are experts in their respective fields. This month we welcome Barbara Friedland, MPH, and Shaare Zedek trustee.

We know circumcision as a central ritual to Judaism. But it also has tremendous health benefits. Barbara will discuss the promise and the controversy around male circumcision as an HIV-prevention strategy.

Barbara Friedland received her Masters in Public Health from Hunter College and is currently an Associate in the HIV and AIDS Program at the Population Council. The Population Council, founded in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller III, is a non-profit research institution based in New York City with field offices around the world, conducting research to address critical health and development issues.

Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 am, including children's services at 11:00 am. Kiddush lunch at noon is sponsored by the Shaare Zedek Sisterhood, and the talk will begin as lunch ends, approximately 12:45 pm.

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