Jewish Genetics Curriculum Kit

Do you want to raise awareness about Jewish genetics in your community? Are you a Jewish professional, an educator, or a volunteer leader? If so, the new Jewish Genetics Curriculum Kit is for you.

You can teach—and learn—about Jewish genetics using the slide presentations, lesson plans, and activities in the curriculum kit. This kit can be used in various settings: virtual or in-person, formal or informal, Jewish or secular, for youth or adults.

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The free curriculum kit has two parts:

Youth Curriculum

Adult Curriculum

If you are interested in running a class or program about Jewish genetics but not sure where to start, please contact the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics at or 312-357-4718.


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