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campaign for jewish genetic disease testing

The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, NCJWC, celebrating 120 years since its inception, has been working on various aspects of Jewish Genetic Diseases, beginning with Tay Sachs, for over 40 years.  Education and testing has been our focus. 

The message in this updated brochure is universal - we learn from each other and others will learn from this NCJWC brochure about the importance of awareness of rare diseases and the lessons they teach all of us.

Cheryl Greenberg is a long-time member of NCJWC and a highly recognized geneticist, not only in Canada but around the world. She has agreed to answer any  questions from ICJW members and affiliates about genetic diseases – questions can be sent via