Enhancing the Quality of Jewish Life in Savannah, Georgia
Savannah Jewish Federation has a long history of providing for the needs of our local community, as well as contributing to the education, welfare and support for our world community. The City of Savannah has a very active and diverse Jewish community that has roots going back to 1733. We have so much to offer here - three vibrant synagogues, several avenues for a solid Jewish education, and a community center
that rivals those in larger cities.
Upcoming Community Events
|Thursday Lunch Bunch|
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
|RDS Pre-School Program|
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
|BBJ Brotherhood Steak Dinner|
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
|NCSY Spring Regional|
Friday, May 24, 2013 | All Day
|JEA Pool Opening Party|
Sunday, May 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Its Not Just Tay Sachs
June 6th at 1pm
There are now tests for more than 25 diseases of concern to people of Jewish heritage. The Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC), a New York-based organization, will present a thoughtful educational and outreach session that highlights the role carrier screening plays in the prevention of genetic diseases. Through their videos, discussion and handouts, they will help you understand what Jewish genetic diseases are, what it means to be a carrier, and what couples can do to maximize their chances of having healthy children.
The event will feature a panel of local Medical professionals including Dr. Dina Linfoot, Ashley Allen, M.S. Genetic Disease Counselor, as well as Dr. Rebecca Usadi of Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Shari Ungerleider, Project Coordinator of the JGDC and Randy Yudenfriend Glaser, JGDC Chair, who will moderate the sessions.
This event is a service of the Jewish Educational Alliance and
Savannah Jewish Federation Jewish Family Services
This program is Free and open to the public.