***VIRTUAL***Coping with the Pandemic

June 04, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Responses to the Medical, Religious, and Emotional Issues Raised by COVID-19

This lecture will be offered on Zoom. RSVP to receive to link.

Classrooms Without Borders is honored to convene a panel discussion featuring religious leaders from the three major monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Moderated by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University, this panel features Rabbi Aaron Bisno of Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rev. David Poecking of Archangel Gabriel Parish, and Imam Chris Caras of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

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Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ph.D.
Rabbi Elliot Dorff is Rector and Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University. He is also the Chair of the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, for which he has written many rabbinic rulings on bioethics, including one on end-of-life issues and just recently on triage during the current pandemic. Among the thirteen books that he wrote is one on bioethics, namely, Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics.
Rabbi Aaron Bisno
Aaron Bisno holds the Frances F. and David R. Levin Senior Rabbinic Pulpit of Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rabbi Bisno is the historic congregation’s ninth spiritual leader since its founding in 1856; he has been the senior rabbi to the community since June 2004.
Rabbi Aaron Bisno believes that working together we can maximize our outcomes. Exponentially. He is committed to realizing that goal.
Fr. David Poecking
Fr. David Poecking began adult life as a math and physics teacher, but a childhood encounter with the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien ultimately led him to the Catholic Church and to the priesthood. He has served at several churches in the Pittsburgh region and as the director of continuing education of clergy, and is currently pastor of Archangel Gabriel Parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.