The Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) was established officially in 2010, with the mandate to address the genetic health needs of the current Jewish community and its future generations. Its goal is to “protect” the genetic health—to intervene early, before an illness emerges in an individual or family, and to save lives. The Program’s main activities currently include:
- Providing information about and access to pre-conception “Jewish genetic disease” carrier screening.
- Providing counseling and testing for hereditary cancer predisposition through the BRCAcommunity initiative
- Spreading genetic awareness and promoting genetic health literacy, in part through its free online education platform: MyJewishGenetichHealth.com
Since we do not receive financial support from either the Montefiore Medical Center or the Albert Einstein College of Medicine operating budgets, we would not be able to provide our services to the Jewish community without the generosity of our supporters.
Donations can be made online through our secure donation website or via check.
Checks made payable to the Program for Jewish Genetic Health/ Montefiore can be sent to:
Office of Development
Montefiore Medical Center
111 E. 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467