Genetic Disorders


Dor Yeshorim

The Center for Jewish Genetics is not affiliated with Dor Yeshorim, but provides information about the program as a service to the community. If you want to know the detailed results of your genetic screening test, you will need to use screening services like those offered by the Center for Jewish Genetics. 

Note that Dor Yeshorim is based on a confidential matching service that provides information about the genetic compatibility of two individuals without revealing the details of their screening results to the participants. If individuals have received testing anywhere other than Dor Yeshorim, or are already engaged or married, they will not be able to use the Dor Yeshorim system.

None of these restrictions apply to the services offered by the Center for Jewish Genetics.

Please learn more about Dor Yeshorim by visiting their website:

You can also reach Dor Yeshorim at their New York office at (718) 384-2332 or through the Dor Yeshorim hotline at (718) 384-6060.


Planning for a Family?

1 in 4 Jews carries a potentially devastating genetic disorder that could pass down to a child. Make carrier screening part of your family planning process. 


Do You Know What's In Your Genes?

What is the most valuable gift you can give to your family? The gift of good health! There are many health conditions that run in families. Knowing your family health history can alert you to the potential risk for a variety of genetic disorders . Talk to your relatives for warning signs and assess your risk for hereditary cancers.

Did you know: Ashkenazi Jews are 10 TIMES more likely to have BRCA mutations, which significantly increases lifetime risks for hereditary cancers, so what does this heightened risk mean for you? Click here to learn more .