Victor Center Outreach Grants: Boston

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Boston Medical Center & Einstein Victor Center partner for community outreach.

Boston Medical Center recently partnered with the Einstein Victor Center to bring Jewish genetic disease awareness and education to the Greater Boston area. Dr. Jodi Hoffman, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a board certified physician in Clinical Genetics, spearheaded the effort in the city.

Dr. Hoffman and her team at BMC partnered with schools, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations in Boston to put together a series of programs aimed at educating the community about Jewish genetic diseases and the screening process. Their first program, entitled “Jewish Genetics Across the Generations” took place at Congregation B’nai Shalom, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, the local Hadassah chapter, and three other synagogues. The program was a collaborative and successful effort by Boston’s Jewish community.

This program was followed by a series of education sessions at Maimonides High School in Brookline, MA and for the Plymouth Hadassah chapter. The initiative culminated in a screening event at the Simon Leventhal Jewish Community Center in Newton, MA.

The Victor Center would like to than Dr. Hoffman, the Boston Medical Center, and the Jewish community in Greater Boston for their hard work and commitment to our mission.