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A Conversation from the Front Line

Interviewed by our hosts, Dr. Jonathan Graf and Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf, these online panel discussions offer informative opportunities to hear from and ask questions of doctors and leaders from our community.

These events are community forums.  Questions are submitted from our audience in advance and while livestreaming online.  Please email your questions or comments to programs@sherithisrael.org


Upcoming Events


 

A Conversation from the Front Line
Update on COVID-19 Vaccines
Dr. Jeremy Rassen and Dr. Jonathan Graf
Monday, November 16, 5 pm

Join us for a discussion of the latest COVID-19 news on vaccines.

Dr Jeremy Rassen trained as an epidemiologist and computer scientist, and is currently Chief Science Officer at Aetion, Inc., where he uses data to examine the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. He was formerly assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School — and somewhat before that, a graduate of Congregation Sherith Israel religious school.
Dr. Jonathan Graf is a professor of medicine at UCSF and a practicing internist and rheumatologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and UCSF Medical Centers.

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Past Events

A Conversation from the Front Line
Election Analysis with Senator Scott Wiener
Wednesday, November 4, 5 pm

A post-election discussion of ballot measures and election results. Discussion hosted by Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf.
Senator Scott Wiener represents San Francisco and northern San Mateo County in the California State Senate. Elected in 2016, Senator Wiener focuses extensively on housing, transportation, civil rights, criminal justice reform, clean energy, and alleviating poverty.

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A Conversation from the Front Line
Stuart Pollak, Jeffrey Ross and Kathryn Werdegar

Wednesday, October 7, 5 pm

Join us for a conversation on our judicial system and the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Panel discussion hosted by Rabbi Jessica Graf with judges from Congregation Sherith Israel: Stuart Pollak, a presiding justice of the California First District Court of Appeal; Jeffrey Ross, a San Francisco Superior Court Judge; and Kathryn Werdegar, a retired justice of the California Supreme Court.

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COVID-19: A Conversation From the Front Line

What now? An Update on the Pandemic

Dr. Jeremy Faust and Dr. Jonathan Graf

Wednesday, July 29, 5 pm

 

We welcome back Dr. Jeremy Samuel Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the division of health policy and public health, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School for a conversation with our host, Dr. Jonathan Graf.

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A Conversation from the Front Line with Mayor London Breed - July 22, 2020

San Francisco and Reform Judaism - two entities whose tradition is change. Mayor Breed and Rabbi Graf will discuss COVID-19, the movement for racial justice, and other challenges of this time.

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COVID-19: A Conversation From the Front Line
Mental Health Implications of Quarantine
Dr. Lauren Allerhand, Dr. James Davis and Lee Pollak
Wednesday, July 8, 5 pm

 

Join us for a conversation on how increased social isolation, lack of reliable guidance, and heightened awareness of racial and social inequities affect our sense of well being. This panel discussion will feature Dr. Lauren Allerhand, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University specializing in care for teenagers; Dr. James Davis, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF; and Lee Pollak, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in grief-care and eldercare. Hosted by Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf.

 
 

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Heeding the Call to Antiracism
July 17, 2020

Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf interviews two nationally renowned leaders in education working hard to combat racism: Wanda M. Holland Greene, the Head of School at The Hamlin School in San Francisco and Robert Greene, the CEO/Principal of Cedar & Burwell Strategic Consulting.

 

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COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line - Part 4

The Future of COVID-19: Can Israeli Technology and Innovation Change the Course of the Pandemic?

Dr. Daniel Kraft and Steven Schoenfeld interviewed by Dr. Jonathan Graf

Wednesday, June 3, 5 pm
 

A conversation between Dr. Daniel Kraft, a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator; Steven Schoenfeld, the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of BlueStar Indexes; and Dr. Jonathan Graf, professor of medicine at UCSF and a practicing internist and rheumatologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and UCSF Medical Centers.

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COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line -  Part 3

The victims of COVID-19: A discussion on how the virus affects its oldest and youngest patients
Dr. Bennett Zier & Dr. Valerie Flaherman interviewed by Dr. Jonathan Graf
Wednesday, May 20, 5 pm

A conversation between Dr. Jonathan Graf, professor of medicine at UCSF and a practicing internist and rheumatologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and UCSF Medical Centers; Dr. Bennett Zier, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at UCSF and STARS Medical Director at San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living; and Dr. Valerie Flaherman, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and Director of the Newborn Nursery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

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COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line - Part 2
Dr. Jonathan Graf and Dr. Jeremy Samuel Faust

May 6, 2020

Dr. Jeremy Samuel Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the division of health policy and public health, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School Interviewed by our host, Dr. Jonathan Graf.

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COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line - Part 1
Dr. Jonathan Graf, Dr. Meghan Marmor and Dr. Erin Gordon
April 29, 2020

Meghan Marmor, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine and Dr. Erin Gordon, a physician-scientist with an interest in airway epithelial dysfunction in asthma are interviewed by our host, Dr. Jonathan Graf.

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Press

S.F. Synagogue's Online Series on COVID-19 Offers Expert Insights. J. Weekly

 

 

 

Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781