From the Black Plague in the 1300s to the 2020 COVID Pandemic: Have We Evolved?

With Rabbi Barry Cytron, Adath Senior Scholar • Sunday, July 26 • 10:30 a.m. • RSVP to [email protected] for Zoom link

Perspectives from the worlds of religion, art, and medicine with
Vic Sandler, MD and Rachel McGarry, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art


Rabbi Barry Cytron:
As Adath’s Senior Scholar, Rabbi Cytron has divided his career between serving as a congregational rabbi and college professor. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1970.

Victor M Sandler MD :
Dr. Sandler has been boarded in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has been in practice for over forty years. He currently Chairs the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physicians, and the Minnesota POLST Task Force. He chaired the University of Minnesota Medical Center Bioethics Committee from 2000 to 2020. He has lectured extensively on Bioethics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Advance Care Planning.

Rachel McGarry: Rachel McGarry is Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She earned her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York, where she specialized in Italian 17th-century art. She has organized numerous exhibitions at Mia and published a book on the drawings collection, Master Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

​Her next exhibition, Envisioning Evil: The Nazi Drawings by Mauricio Lasansky, will examine Lasansky’s famous series of monumental drawings confronting the Holocaust (1960–67). The accompanying catalog, with essays by Rachel and Rabbi Barry D. Cytron, considers the shifting understanding of the Holocaust in postwar America and the legacy of Adolf Eichmann’s 1961 trial in Jerusalem.


July 26
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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