Mission Statement

Over the last 30 years, screening tests for carriers have been developed for many of the identified Jewish genetic disorders. Unfortunately, community-based education efforts have not paralleled scientific advances.

The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders is a critical effort to provide public and professional education and to empower community members to seek out information and prevention strategies. With its current set of sponsors, the Center represents the blending of science with religious, cultural and historical sensitivity and awareness. The Center seeks to become the voice that translates laboratory discoveries into accessible information for the Jewish community at risk as well as for physicians and other health care providers.

Goals and Objectives

We Serve:

  • The Public and Jewish Community
  • Physicians
  • Health Professionals
  • Rabbis

Our Goals:
To Provide:

  • Community Education and Awareness
  • Professional Education
  • Screening and Prevention Programs
  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy

Our Objectives:

  • Create outreach programs to community members and rabbis
  • Develop educational programs for physicians, health professionals & students
  • Become a clearinghouse for a full range of services
  • Provide information on current research and treatment
  • Work with other organizations in Chicago and around the world
  • Facilitate exchange of information nationally & internationally
  • Incorporate ethical issues from within the Jewish community
  • Inform public policy for improving health care

Our Methods:

  • Advertising
  • Brochures
  • Curriculum Material
  • Direct Mailing
  • Email Groups
  • Information and Referral
  • Newsletter
  • Presentations
  • Resource Materials
  • Website