• Program for Jewish Genetic Health

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    Upcoming Events

    Educational Programs
    November 3, 2014      Community Discussion about BRCA Population Screening
    JCC of Manhattan
    November 16, 2014 Orthodox Union's Women's Health Day
    Manhattan Day School, 310 W 75th St, NYC

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  • Educational Programs
    July 21, 2014What You Need to Know About Jewish Genetics
    Nishmat Yoetzet Halacha Training Program
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus, Chani Wiesman
    Place: Ma'yanot Yeshiva High School for Girls
    June 8, 2014Cancer Risk in Jews: Why Us?
    (a session of "Know Our Genes: First Annual Symposium on Breast Health for Ashkenazi Jewish Women)
    Speaker: Dr. Susan Klugman
    Place: Temple Israel Center, White Plains, N.Y.
    May 12, 2014Protecting Jewish Genetic Health: The Greatest Gift of All
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: Yeshiva University High School for Girls
    April 3, 2014

    Beginning of Life Medical Ethics Conference
    Speakers: Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD and Estie Rose, MS, CGC
    Place: Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School  

    April 2, 2014

    Practical Genetics: Myths Debunked
    Speaker: Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC
    Place: Queens College Hillel

    March 26, 2014

    Genetic Testing 2014: How Much Information is Too Much?
    Speaker: Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD
    Place: Shaare Zedek Health Day, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, N.Y

    February 2, 2014

    Practical Genetics: Myths Debunked
    Speakers: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus, Chani Wiesman
    Place: Levinson Hall, JCC of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa

    February 1, 2014

    Stigma and Disclosure: "V'NaHaFoch Hu"
    Speakers: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus, Chani Wiesman
    Place: Congregation Poale Zedeck, Pittsburgh, Pa

    February 1, 2014

    What's Jewish About Breast and Ovarian Cancer?
    Speaker: Dr. Susan Klugman
    Place: Beth El Congregation, Pittsburgh, Pa

    January 31, 2014

    Taking a DNA Selfie: A Shabbat Dinner to Discuss the Skinny on Your Genes
    Speakers: Dr, Susan Klugman, Dr. Nicole-Schreiber Agus, Chani Wiesman 
    Place: Congregation Poale Zedeck, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    January 31, 2014

    Jewish Genetic Disease Symposium: How Jewish Do You Have to Be?
    Speakers: Dr. Susan Klugman, Dr. Allen Hogge, Rabbi Levi Langer
    Place: MaGee-Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    January 11, 2014

    Genetics in Healthcare: Current Applications and Future Prospects
    Speaker: Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC
    Place: Congregation Etz Chaim, Flushing, N.Y.

    December 24, 2013

    A Lunch Break Program for Rebbetzins, Yoatzot and Kallah Teachers - Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Our Community: Genetics, Knowledge and Prevention
    Speaker: Dr. Sue Gross
    Place: Orthodox Union, New York, N.Y.
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    December 8, 2013

    Making the Right Choices
    Speaker: Dr. Tamar Goldwaser, Rabbi David Shabtai
    Place: Mount Sinai Shul in the Heights, Englewood, N.J.

    November 9, 2013

    Jewish Genetic Health in the 21st Century and What You Need to Know
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: East Hill Synagogue, Englewood, N.J.

    November 8, 2013

    Choices and Dilemmas at the Beginning of Life
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: East Hill Synagogue, Englewood, N.J.

    November 3, 2013

    PUAH Fertility, Medicine and Halacha Conference: Building Healthy Families
    Speakers: Dr. Sue Gross, Dr. Harry Lieman and others
    Place: Fifth Avenue Synagogue, 5 East 62nd Street, NYC,

    June 15, 2013

    Jewish Genetic Health in the 21st Century & What You Need to Know
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: Manhattan Jewish Experience

    June 11, 2013

    Genetic Research and Discovery in Jewish Populations: Toward Large-Scale Sustainable Efforts
    Place: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Price Center/Block Research Pavilion, Bronx, N.Y.

    June 5, 2013 

    Protecting Jewish Genetic Health: The Greatest Gift of All
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: Yeshiva University High School for Girls

    May 12, 2013

    Jewish Genetic Health and a Glimpse Into the Future
    Speaker: Dr. Sue Gross
    Place: Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion of Chicago

    April 9, 2013

    How Much is Too Much? The Slippery Slope of Uncovering and Deciding Our Own Fates
    Panelists: Dr. Harry Lieman, Estie Rose, Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus, Rabbi Gideon Weizman
    Place: Yeshiva University, Rubin Shul
    Click here to listen to the audio recording.

    April 1, 2013

    Be'Chol Dor Va'Dor: Practical Insights From the Realm of Jewish Genetic Health
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: V.I.P. Passover, Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Ariz.

    March 3, 2013

    Jewish Genetic Health and a Glimpse Into the Future
    Speaker: Dr. Sue Gross
    Place: Schottenstein Center, 560 West 185th Street, NYC

    February 20, 2013

    To Tell or Not to Tell: Issues Related to Family Health and Genetics
    Panelists: Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger, Mrs. Mindy Eisenman, Dr. Naomi Greenblatt
    Moderator: Chani Wiesman, CGC, Program for Jewish Genetic Health
    Place: Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, NJ
    Click here to listen to the audio recording.

    January 15, 2013

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis - New Technologies and New Dilemmas
    Speaker: Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD
    Place: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    January 8, 2013

    Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt Yarchei Kallah for Rebbetzins - Dealing with Genetic Health Issues in the Community, Before and After They Arise
    Speakers: Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD; Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC
    Place: Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, NJ

    Dec. 15, 2012

    Matches, Wonders, and Illuminations:The Interplay Between Marriage, Jewish Genetics, and Medical Technology
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus, Rabbi Shai Finkelstein
    Place: Baron Hirsch Congregation, Memphis, Tenn.

    Dec. 13, 2012

    Choices and Dilemmas at the Beginning of Life
    Speakers: Dr. Susan Klugman and Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: Memphis Jewish Federation, Memphis, Tenn.

    Dec. 12, 2012

    Cancer Risk in the Jewish Population - Is it in Our Genes?
    Speaker: Dr. Susan Klugman
    Place: Temple Israel, Memphis, Tenn.

    October 21, 2012

    Cancer Risk in the Jewish Population - Is it in Our Genes?
    Speaker: Dr. Susan Klugman
    Place: Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, NY

    October 21, 2012

    Hereditary Risk: Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the Jewish Community
    Speaker: Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC
    Place: Riverdale Jewish Center, Bronx, NY

    October 17, 2012

    Jewish Genetic Diseases and Ashkenazi JewishCarrier Screening
    Speaker: Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC
    Place: Manhattan Jewish Experience, NYC

    October 12, 2012

    Cancer Risk in the Jewish Population - Is it in Our Genes?
    Speaker: Dr. Susan Klugman
    Place: Temple Shaarey Tefila of Northern Westchester, Bedford Corners, NY

    August 21, 2012

    Genetics on Campus
    Speakers: Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC and Estie Rose, MS, CGC
    Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus leadership annual retreat
    Place: Stamford, Conn.

    July 10, 2012

    Nishmat Yoetzet Halacha Training Program
    Speaker: Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC
    Place: Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls

    June 6, 2012

    Lunch and Learn - Jewish Genetic Diseases
    Speaker: Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC
    Place: Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

    May 8, 2012

    To Tell or Not to Tell: Issues Related to Family Health and Genetics
    Panelists: Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger, Mrs. Mindy Eisenman, Dr. Gila Schwerd
    Moderator: Chani Wiesman, CGC, Program for Jewish Genetic Health
    Place: Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, 8 Spruce Street, Cedarhurst, N.Y.
    Poster: View

    April 25, 2012

    The Interplay Between Genetics and Matchmaking (Shidduchim)
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: Morgan Stanley, 31 West 52nd Street
    Sponsored by Yeshiva University Alumni Affairs' Spring Lecture Series

    March 28, 2012

    The Most Important Test You'll Ever Take: A Panel on Genetic Screening
    Speakers: Rabbi Modechai Willig, Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC, Robin Fiddle Posnack Place: Yeshiva University, Wilf Campus, Rubin Shul, Rubin Residence Hall
    Poster: View

    March 20, 2012

    The Most Important Test You'll Ever Take: A Panel on Genetic Screening
    Speakers: Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Chani Wiesman, MS, CGC, Robin Fiddle Posnack
    Place: Stern College for Women, Yagoda Commons, 215 Lexington Avenue, NYC
    Poster: View

    December 2011

    Carrier Testing for Tay-Sachs Disease: Novel Mutations to Consider
    Speaker: Dr. Nicole Schreiber-Agus
    Place: Manhattan High School for Girls, NYC

    December 2011

    Panel for Pink: A Discussion About Breast Cancer
    Speakers: Dr. Susan Klugman,Helen Schonbrun, Emma Stein
    Place: Yagoda Commons, Stern College, 215 Lexington Avenue
    Poster: View

    December 2011

    The Jew Gene: Jewish Population Genetics
    Speakers: Dr. Harry Ostrer
    Place: Yeshiva University, Furst Hall, Room 501

    December 2011

    Guiding Your Congregants Through the Lifecycle: Halachic, Scientific, Clinical, Pastoral and Counseling Approaches to Genetic Issues
    Speakers: Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Dr. Susan Gross and Dr. Norman Blumenthal
    Place: Yeshiva University
    Poster: View

    November 2011

    What's Jewish About Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Stay Informed for You and Your Family
    Speakers: Dr. Susan Klugman and Rochelle Shoretz
    Place: Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, N.Y.
    Poster: View

    Community and Campus Screenings
    November 2013Yeshiva University, Wilf campus

    March 2013

    Columbia University/Barnard College

    August 2012

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    April 2012

    Yeshiva University, Wilf and Beren campuses

    November 2011

    Place: NCJW New York Council House, 241 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor
    Poster: View

    May 2011

    Place: Park Avenue Synagogue
    Poster: View

    April 2011

    Place: Jewish Theological Seminary

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