Kendal Jaffe Brings JScreen To Her Community

January 27, 2023


“Due in part to my medical background and to my passion for Judaism I knew that bringing JScreen to my community was something very important to me. Taking care of children in the pediatric ICU has exposed me to numerous genetic diseases as well as knowing people in my own community whose families have been affected by these conditions has made me realize how necessary these tests truly are.


Genetic screening provides so much information and is vital in helping young people think about the future. Knowing the risks of having a child with an inherited genetic disease can be worrisome and JScreen helps take some of that fear away by offering genetic counseling in addition to the screening.


I’m grateful to have been able to partner with this organization and I hope others can see the value of getting this screening.”


– Kendal Jaffe


JScreen is a non-profit, community-based public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative is a collaboration among clinical geneticists, socially minded businesses, and nonprofits to provide everyday people with a ready access point to cutting-edge genetic testing technology, patient education, and genetic counseling services.