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As DNA is passed down from one generation to the next, some parts remain almost unchanged, while other parts change greatly. Genetic testing now allows us to retrace our roots, discover family connections and reconstruct family origins.
The three most common types of genetic genealogy tests are Y-DNA (paternal line), mtDNA (maternal line), and the autosomal Family Finder test. What are the differences between them and what can we learn from them? What are the options within each of these tests and what are their limitations? How much does it all cost and where can I get my testing done?
Once I get my results, then what? Should I join a group project? Are there privacy issues I need to know about? And last but not least, what are the challenges and opportunities specific to Jewish genealogical research?
Max Blankfeld, the Managing Partner and VP of Operations and Marketing of Gene By Gene, a Houston-based biotech company, will explore all these matters with us. Mr. Blankfeld is originally from Brazil and is the son of Holocaust survivors. He is active with various Jewish organizations locally, nationally, and in Israel.
Adult Perspectives is the name of our Sunday Adult Education program. These sessions are led by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer or by a member of the congregation. TCC Members occasionally participate on panel discussions and guest speakers, including our own members, are also invited to make special presentations.
Adult Perspectives meets twice a month on Sundays in Manhattan. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. All dates and programs are subject to change. To confirm events and for more information, contact the office at 212-213-1002 or email@example.com.
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The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
The City Congregation is a diverse and welcoming community serving secular and cultural Jews throughout the New York City area.