About the JGDC

The Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC) increases awareness about Jewish genetic diseases and encourages timely and appropriate carrier screening for all persons of Jewish heritage (at least one Jewish grandparent) as well as couples of interfaith marriage.

The JGDC is comprised of an alliance of not-for-profit organizations, sharing the 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 carrier screening for all person of Jewish heritage, whether Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Sephardic and couples of interfaith marriage.

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.