Rabbi Lila Kagedan is a consultant, activist, and educator in the areas of global health, ethics, religion and education and is a Shalom Hartman Institute RLI fellow. She is also a Hadassah Brandeis Institute-Gender, Culture, Religion and Law Research Associate. Lila is a clinical ethicist and chaplain and sits on ethics committees of major hospitals, hospices and academic institutions. Lila has created curricula and taught courses on a variety of topics in the field of bioethics, and is a seasoned teacher. She has also taught Talmud, ethics and Jewish studies in a variety of formal and non-formal settings and has written and lectured on the topics of medicine and Jewish law, Jewish Ethics as well as on topics relating to women and Judaism/Jewish practice.
Lila has consulted for several NGOs, health care centers and academic institutions while also working in clinical environments. She is currently an instructor of bioethics at Touro College and collaborates with the New York Medical College. Lila is the founder of the Sulam School and holds degrees and certificates from Midreshet Lindenbaum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The University of Toronto, Harvard University, The Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Rabbi Lila Kagedan has joined the spiritual leadership team as clergywoman at the Mount Freedom Jewish Centre.