Last year, the Zika virus was virtually unknown to most of the world. Today, it is a major global health concern, threatening the cancellation of the Olympics. This session will provide historical context to this disease, address the unique ethical and Jewish legal issues relating to the transmission of Zika, and learn how the Center for Disease Control recommendations present special challenges for Jews. Topics will include contraception, abortion and travel to endemic areas.

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National Jewish Retreat

Established in 2006, JLI's annual National Jewish Retreat has been dubbed "the Jewish event of the year," offering five days of luxury and learning and an unprecedented over 150 sessions with forty of the world's leading Jewish personalities. Participants get to mingle with renowned speakers, scholars, and authors as they enjoy first-class gourmet cuisine and 5-star accommodations in an immersive Jewish experience.

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