“We Are All Abraham”
Guest D’var Torah
Hear first-hand what is going on in the detention camps near the Texas-Mexico border. Rabbi Kogan has been working with immigrants who have been detained in these facilities, especially in the community of McAllister, Texas.
Rabbi Claudio Kogan, M.D., M.B.E., M.Ed., was recently named director of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s new Institute for Bioethics and Social Justice. The institute will work to educate the medical community, policy- makers and the public on health equity issues, biomedical research and technological advancement. Rabbi Kogan’s unique position as a physician, rabbi and bioethicist allows him to bring a comprehensive view to how medicine and faith can work toward improving quality of life, which is at the core of bioethics and social justice. Kogan recently traveled to Washington, D.C., where he participated on several Congressional panels. On one panel, regarding immigration, Kogan discussed ethics in medicine in relation to providing healthcare to immigrants. He was invited twice to the international interfaith conference at the Domus Galilaeae in Israel, in 2015 and 2017.