July 14th, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, New Campus
4 Avraham Granot St. Jerusalem

Program

12:45 - Conference Opening and Registration

13:00 - Welcoming Remarks
Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
Rick Goldberg, Founder Binah Yiztrit Foundation

13:30 - What Can Modern Evolutionary Theory Contribute to the Understanding 
of Traditional Religions?
Prof. Craig Palmer,
 Cultural Anthropologist, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

14:30 - Coffee Break

14:45 - The Neuro-physiology of Religious Belief & Spiritual Practice 
Dr. Andy Thomsom, staff psychiatrist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

15:45 - Judaism's Conjugal Separation - Hilchot Niddah - Is There Evidence of Hormonal 
Entrainment Between Husband and Wife?
Rick Goldberg, independent scholar and founder of Binah Yitzrit Foundation, Austin, TX
Dr. Orit Barenholz, Attending Physician, Dept. of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hadassah Hospital- Ein Kerem, Jerusalem

16:45 - Rabbis in Spiritual Crisis
Dr. Paul Shrell-Fox, Psychologist and lecturer, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Advisor, Family and Community Studies M.A. track

17:45 - Break, Light supper

18:15 - Portrayals of Holocaust Rescue and the Puzzle of Human Altruism
Prof. Craig Palmer, Cultural Anthropologist, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO