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LA City Attorney Mike Feuer will share his work to reduce gun violence in Los Angeles, and nationwide. He will be joined by Sally Weber, Crisis Response Expert, to discuss how we can help those impacted by gun violence, and Adam Friedman, NFTY SAVP, to discuss youth involvement in this important issue.

John E. McDonough, Dr. PH, MPA is Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education. He served as a Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he worked on the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. McDonough will share with us current developments on National Health Reform.
Ronald Andiman, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, and Bill Cutter will be in dialogue based on the work they have accomplished re: speech, silence and theology, and the role of listening. Is it really God we are hearing when we listen well? We will be inviting participation from rabbinic colleagues by proposing that there are analogies between what happens in the doctor's office and what happens in the rabbi's life. We plan to concentrate on the indirect effects of careful listening and suspending one's own sense of the patient's-client's needs, while (nonetheless) relying on the inevitable framing we do based on our past experiences of similar needs. Jerome Groopman's article "God on the Brain" can be helpful in thinking about this session. (New Yorker Magazine, Sept. 17, 2001--available on line.) With Bill Cutter, Ron Andiman
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