Over the past year, more than 20,000 young men and women were screened by Dor Yeshorim’s comprehensive, life-saving genetic testing program.
This month, you too can join together with hundreds of people in the annual community-wide screening in Crown Heights.
Testing for young women will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd, and for bochurim on Sunday, November 15th. By encouraging early testing for various genetic diseases, Dor Yeshorim has become part of the worldwide shidduch protocol, regarded as the top authority in genetic screening.
Dor Yeshorim is dedicated to providing easy and confidential screening to eliminate Tay-Sachs as well as other fatal and debilitating diseases from Klal Yisroel. Endorsed by leading rabbinical and medical authorities all over the world, Dor Yeshorim goes above and beyond just utilizing cutting edge technology. It’s unique, comprehensive testing system has developed a sterling reputation in circumventing the unnecessary pain and heartache of assessing compatibility after emotional attachment has been established.
Dor Yeshorim conducts painstaking research, sparing no cost in preventing Jewish genetic diseases and devoting countless resources to providing peace of mind to Klal Yisroel. Additionally, they provide Rabbanim with comprehensive information to guide constituents, and they counsel couples who have been found to be incompatible.
One father who lived through the torture of watching his child suffer and die from Tay-Sachs, described the implications of Dor Yeshorim’s genetic screening. “The discomfort you may feel at insisting on establishing genetic compatibility before the first date is nothing compared to how it feels to watch a child suffer, day after day, as my family and I did for four long years. Who in their right mind would volunteer their children for such terrible challenges?” This low-cost, simple process affords young couples peace of mind and security in the knowledge that they have safeguarded the health of their future families.
In accordance with the direction of major rabbinical authorities, Dor Yeshorim strictly adheres to its long standing principle of utmost confidentiality. The names of those screened are not recorded. To identify themselves, those tested are given a personal number from a centralized database, which allows them to easily confirm compatibility. These checks are fast, unlimited and free of charge. Dor Yeshorim does not reveal the carrier status of those tested to avoid the unnecessary heartache and stigma associated with knowing that one is a carrier, and the subsequent attempts to conceal this information.
In addition to the proactive preventative measures of early screening, Dor Yeshorim plays a vital role in supporting families of children who r’l were born with rare genetic disorders. These dedicated individuals are tirelessly committed to assisting those families by providing support, counseling and referrals, as well as utilizing additional measures to prevent the recurrence of the genetic disease, protecting future generations.
For further information, contact Dor Yeshorim at 718-384-6060 or email [email protected]