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Bet Haverim presents program on Jews in Medicine

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From page A3 | November 04, 2012 |

Mark Belafsky. Courtesy photo

The long history of “Jews in Medicine” will be explored by Dr. Mark Belafsky in a talk at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The program will be presented at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and is sponsored by the congregation’s Israel Matters Committee.

Belafsky will give an overview of Jewish contributions to the medical profession through the centuries — concluding by focusing on current Israeli advances in the field. His review will take the audience from Jews in medicine in the Old Testament (Moses), through the New Testament (Jesus), and up to the Nobel Prize in chemistry for 2012.

A major focus will be on the social conditions through the ages that have caused many Jews to enter the medical field.

Belafsky, M.D. and FACS, is a retired otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon). He is the former medical chairman of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and was recognized by the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. He and his wife Betty are members of CBH and residents of both Davis and Avalon, N.J.

The community is invited to the program. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Al Sokolow at 530-758-3246 or ajsokolow@ucdavis.edu.

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