Programs of Interest

Genetic Education
& Screening at Hillels of Illinois

About the Program:
Learn about how genetic disorders affect the Jewish population and what this means for you. The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders, Hillels of Illinois, and Children’s Memorial Hospital are offering students an educational overview of the genetic disorders that can affect the Jewish community. Cecilia Fairley, MS, genetic counselor for the Center and Children’s Memorial, will focus on four diseases:

  • Tay-Sachs disease,
  • Canavan disease,
  • Familial Dysautonomia,
  • and Gaucher disease,

all of which will be included in an optional free screening program following the educational session. On the dates scheduled below, the Center will be on campuses in the Chicago area with medical staff from Children’s Memorial Hospital available to take blood samples for the free screen. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about the basics of genetics and heredity, and how your past may affect your future.

Education & Screening Dates:
To participate in the screening you must participate in an educational session.
The Center will provide free food and drinks at all programs.
All dietary laws will be observed.

Spring 2003 locations and times coming soon