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Everything You Need To Know About Jewish Genetics: Video Now Available

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In 2018, the Sarnoff Center ran four webinars for clergy, entitled Everything You Need to Know About Jewish Genetics (But Are Afraid to Ask). The webinar offers clergy tools to serve congregants as they navigate Jewish genetic health topics and is co-presented by genetic counselor Rebecca Wang, LCGC, and Rabbi Aaron Melman. Watch the video of the July 2018 webinar:

Sarnoff Center Clergy Webinar 7.25.18 from JUFAV on Vimeo.

Have questions or want more information? Contact the Sarnoff Center at (312) 357-4718 or JewishGenetics@juf.org. Since the time of this recording, genetic counselor Melissa Ramos joined the Sarnoff Center team. You can reach her at MelissaRamos@juf.org

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