Dor Yeshorim’s Annual Screening Numbers See a Large Jump in the 2015 Year
When it comes to proactively safeguarding the health of future generations, Dor Yeshorim is renowned. Held in high regard for its cutting edge research and in-depth knowledge in the field of genetics, and trusted to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality for those it services, Dor Yeshorim is the go-to place for all genetic matters, since its pioneering work began more than 32 years ago.

And that’s why Dor Yeshorim is proud to announce that in 2015, in its largest jump in recent years, it has screened 25,588 people in eleven countries across the globe.

From conducting standardized screenings at hundreds of schools and communities around the world, to offering advanced testing panels, continually investing in groundbreaking genetic research, developing the most reliable testing methods and being the pillar of support for so many families affected by rare genetic disease, Dor Yeshorim is involved in so many aspects of our community life today.

Dor Yeshorim is credited for singlehandedly eradicating the dreaded Tay Sachs and many other debilitating diseases from Klal Yisroel. What’s more, it saves countless lives and innumerable future generations because of its work on a day to day basis. And this organization’s archives house thousands of letters from grateful families all bearing the same testimony: Dor Yeshorim has changed our lives in unimaginable ways.
Yet all of its tremendous lifesaving work is done in a quiet and discreet way. Because despite its tremendous reach and the myriad programs and initiatives that Dor Yeshorim spearheads, this truly extraordinary organization never forgets who they do it for: Dor Yeshorim exists solely to protect the health of our individual families, our children and our futures.

Dor Yeshorim does not only conduct preventative genetic screenings for people in our community. Its work spans far beyond that scope. Dor Yeshorim does everything that it can to be there for families who have children that are currently suffering with rare genetic diseases, standing by them throughout their difficult times, and guiding them with compassion, care and expertise.

One of the greatest compounders of a family’s stress is the complex navigation of medical world. When families have no one else to turn to, Dor Yeshorim is the shoulder they lean on to assist them throughout every step of the way.

Dor Yeshorim’s dedicated team members simplify the process for these families. They collaborate with world-renowned genetic experts to painstakingly identify the specific genetic mutation that’s causing the disease. In turn, they then put preventative measures in place to ensure that future generations will not be affected by these diseases.
A steadfast support throughout all the turmoil, Dor Yeshorim also explains to the families what they may expect and provides the genetic guidance that these families so desperately need.

While Dor Yeshorim was originally founded to assist with all genetic disease-related matters among the Ashkenazi community, it did not stop there. In its quest to prevent untold pain and suffering and vanquish genetic disease from Jewish families and communities worldwide, this lifesaving organization spread its wings, conducting groundbreaking research to be able to provide genetic testing and support for the Sephardi community as well.

With constant new technological advances, Dor Yeshorim continually seeks to expand its reach, to provide additional testing options to more communities, so it can continue its mission to be the ambassador that safeguards the health of future generations.

Dor Yeshorim is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of Jewish genetic diseases, conducting screenings at locations all over the world, spearheading groundbreaking genetic research and assisting families that have children that are affected with rare genetic diseases. For more information about Dor Yeshorim’s programs, please contact them at: (718) 384-6060, email info@doryeshorim.org or visit their website at www.doryeshorim.org.