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Do you know what’s in your genes?

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Chabad SF - SOMA Shul

496 Natoma Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Do you know what’s in your genes?

For all Jews, genetic disease screening is incredibly important. Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and Sephardi communities are at increased risk for different genetic diseases that occur more frequently than in the general population. Early education, awareness and genetic testing are key steps in both planning healthy families and preventing adult-onset diseases such as cancer.


To make the process of getting tested as easy as possible, we will be hosting a genetic screening and educational event for the young adult Jewish community with community member and UCSF genetic counselor, Dena Goldberg, MS, LCGC (www.denadna.com), and JScreen (https://jscreen.org/), a not-for-profit education and carrier screening program.

JScreen will be offering genetic testing onsite which includes more than 200 genetic diseases, including those commonly found in people with Jewish ancestry as well as general population diseases. This test can be expensive when done at the doctor's office, but thanks to The National Gaucher Foundation, JScreen will be offering this test FREE for the first 25 people ages 18-45 to pre-register with insurance. Test valued at $999! Please don’t eat, drink, or smoke 30 minutes prior to screening.

Although we will not be screening for hereditary cancers at the event, information on testing for BRCA mutations and other hereditary cancer genes will be provided.

Please register through the Eventbrite link and be sure to check your email afterward, which will provide an additional registration link for the genetic test.
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