About the JGDC

The Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC) increases awareness about Jewish genetic diseases (JGDs) and encourages timely and appropriate genetic screening for all persons of Jewish heritage.

The JGDC is comprised of an alliance of not-for-profit organizations sharing a common goal of combating Jewish genetic diseases. While each JGDC member organization has its own individual mission, the JGDC unites these organizations so that we may jointly strengthen public education and awareness and urge appropriate genetic screening for all persons of Jewish heritage, whether Ashkenazi, Mizrahi or Sephardic.

Through its Medical Grand Rounds Program, Clergy Education Program, and Jewish Community Program, the JGDC educates physicians, rabbis and Jews of all backgrounds about JGDs, to increase genetic screening rates and understanding of the reproductive options available to decrease the incidence of Jewish genetic diseases and lead to healthier Jewish families.