A Future of Health: Sephardic Genetic Medical Discoveries

October 4, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, October 4 | Hol HaMoed Succot

Program begins at 7:00 pm

followed by a reception in the Elias Room Succah

Different segments of society face unique medical concerns. Genetic diseases are one of the most striking examples of this. The Genetics Institute at Soroka is tackling these often life-threatening challenges headon. Using best practice techniques in carrier testing, clinical and prenatal diagnosis, and genetic counseling, Soroka is making the Negev a healthier place to live for people from every walk of life.

Dr. Ohad Birk is the Head of the Genetics Institute, Soroka Medical Center, with the Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, and Head of Israel’s National Research Center for Rare/Orphan Diseases. He is a leading world figure in the field of Genetics, and has made important discoveries in Sephardic Genetics in particular.

This event is free, but registration is required. Register here >>

Thank you to our co-sponsor, the Soroka Medical Center, and our community partners:

  • The American Sephardi Federation
  • The Moise Safra Center
  • The Manhattan Sephardic Congregation
  • The Sephardic Minyan at Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue
  • The Tribeca Synagogue
  • The Sephardic Academy of Manhattan
  • The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue
  • The Sephardic Brotherhood of America


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