Featured Presenters

2015-JFK-Photo-jpg.jpgDr. Joseph F. Kras, MD

Dr. Kras has been a practicing anesthesiologist at Barnes-Jewish since 1995, and is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Washington University. He has completed a fellowship in professionalism and ethics from the American Medical Association, a Masters in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and currently serves as the chair of the Ethics Committee at Barnes -Jewish Hospital.


ND8_2684-9 Final (1).jpgRabbi Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin

Associate Rabbi of Chabad of Greater Dayton. Ordained at Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Klatzkin holds a doctorate in medieval Jewish philosophy from Brandeis University. He is a Senior Editor at the International Rohr Jewish Learning Institute for adult education and is a widely sought-after speaker.


Sachs_Bio Pic.jpgRachel E. Sachs

Rachel is an Associate Professor of Law, at the Washington University School of Law. She earned her JD in 2013 magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She holds an AB in Bioethics from Princeton University, and interned at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


pic2.pngRabbi Yonason Goldson

Rabbi Goldson studied at the University of Edinburgh, taught school in Budapest, Hungary, and saw Richard III performed in Ashland, Oregon, and Stratford-on-Avon. He lives in St. Louis, where he taught high school and writes on contemporary issues, currents events, education, childraising, history, philosophy and self-awareness for Jewish and popular journals. He’s been a professional speaker and teacher for over two decades, published five books and raised four children.