About Us

The Yeshiva University Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) is a student run organization with the goal of promoting education and awareness of medical ethics at YU. While increasing sensitivity to ethical issues in medicine that are relevant to the global community, MES is especially focused on issues of medical ethics relating to Halacha (Jewish law), Jewish Medical Ethics, and Torah values. MES strives to make Yeshiva University a global center for Jewish medical ethics, which will serve as an educational resource for laymen, rabbis, patients, doctors, and other health professionals.


Advisory Board

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Rabbi Edward Reichman, M.D.

Fred Rosner, M.D.

Yehezkel Jesin, MSWM

Jonathan Cohen

Board of Directors

Yonah Bardos, M.B.E – Chairman

Yosefa Schoor – Executive Director

Mordechai Smith – Executive Director

Rachel Blinick

Daniel Elefant

Avi Amsalem

Tali Bauman

Aliza Berenholz

Daniel Bral

Aaron Kogut

Jennie Kraut

Adiel Munk

Sam Weprin

Rifka Wieder

Chani Yondorf