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Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D.

Renowned International Lecturer


1. Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands: Redress and Recognition 

2. The Sephardic  Odyssey: Contribution to World Jewry and Humanity

3. Zionism and Sephardim

4. A Jew growing up in Lebanon - an Arab Country 


Medical Ethics Topics:

1. End of Life Dilemmas: DNR and Respiratory Machines

2. The Sanctity to Treat: Physician Moral Responsibilities 

3. Hospice Care: To Live or To Die

Locations of Past Lectures

International and Domestic

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United Nations 

UK House of Parliament

March of the Living - Auschwitz, Poland 

Paris, France

Edmonton, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

Toronto, Canada 

Montreal, Canada

Havana, Cuba

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Cairo, Egypt

Jerusalem, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Bar Ilan University

Mexico City, Mexico

Herzliah Conference

Budapest, Hungary

World Jewish Congress


U.S. Capitol



Boca Raton, FL

Aventura, FL

Los Angeles, CA

Deal, N.J.

Brooklyn, N.Y.

New York, N.Y.

Scarsdale, N.Y.

Riverdale, N.Y.

Stamford, CT

Yeshiva University

Seattle, Washington 

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About Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D.

Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D.  comes from a long and distinguished rabbinical lineage dating back to fifteenth century Spain and Provence.  Following the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, his family migrated throughout the ages through Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon. Rabbi Abadie was born in Beirut Lebanon, and grew up in Mexico City, coming to the United States at the age of 18 to study medicine.

Rabbi Abadie, M.D. is currently President of JJAC (Justice for Jews from Arab Countries). He is the Founder of the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan. He is the Founder and Rabbi of Manhattan East Synagogue, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He served as the Director of the Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies, at Yeshiva University and college professor of Sephardic Judaism, history, philosophy, and comparative traditional law. He is the Vice-President of the New York Board of Rabbis. He is a Member of the Governing Council of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Rabbi Abadie continues to maintain a private practice in Gastroenterology.

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1983: B.A. in Health Sciences
1984: B.Sc. in Bible Studies
1985: Hebrew Teacher’s diploma
1986: Master’s in Philosophy
1986: Rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
1990: M.D. degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center


U.S. Media: CNN, ABC, Fox News, CCTV, JBS

Spanish Media: Telemundo, America Teve Canal 41

Israeli Media: Galei Zahal, Arutz 10 and  Arutz 7

Featured in: Jewish Voice Weekly, The Jewish Week, Image Magazine, Algemeiner, NY Post, Jewish Journal, Forward, Haaretz, and Jewish Business News


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Conversant in:

Italian and Portuguese


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