Center for Jewish Genetics Carrier Screening
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Where: New Webinar Format
When: Sunday, August 10, 12:00 p.m.
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One in four Jews is a carrier for one of 19 life-altering Jewish genetic disorders. The Center is the first and only community screening program in the nation to exclusively use an advanced gene sequencing carrier panel via saliva. This new gene sequencing test is the most advanced carrier screening option available and provides the same high detection rates whether it's completed through a blood draw or saliva sample.

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Career Moves @ JVS Chicago “Success Series Workshops”
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When: Ongoing
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"What’s in Your Toolbox?"

Being successful in your job search isn’t luck or magic. Whether you are an administrative assistant or a senior level manager, the skills needed to land a job are the same. In today’s economic climate the competition is fierce, and having the tools necessary for a modern and relevant search takes work and knowledge. Topics range from resume and cover letter writing to finding a career identity.

To register for of Career Moves events and workshops, please visit For more information call 847-745-5482.

Eshel in Eden: A Retreat for Orthodox Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Jews
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Where: Perlstein Resort & Conference Center, Lake Delton, WI
When: August 8-10, 2014
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What does an Eshel weekend include? Beautiful atmosphere, inspired learning, soulful davening, community, amazing conversations you thought you would never get the chance to have. This will be an informative, fun, and spiritually inspiring weekend.

What is special about the Midwest retreat? Set in the beautiful Wisconsin Dells at the height of summer, Eshel in Eden offers several unique features: the intimate setting of the retreat provides a place where you get to know each other more deeply and to explore the connections that make us unique.

This weekend will be filled with discussions and sessions relevant to our lives as LGBT Jews who are frum, formerly frum, or simply drawn to traditional Judaism.  It will also include spirited davening, delicious healthy kosher food, gathering by a fire and time to relax.

Is this for me? This weekend is for anyone who wants to experience a soulful fun weekend with other LGBT people and participate in a traditional Shabbat. Everyone is welcome.

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ALLIANCE - LGBTQ+ Teens and Allies!
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Where: Response, 9304 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
When: Tuesdays through August 12 | 4–5:30 p.m.
What else: Alliance is Response center’s summer program for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning) high school students and allies. Come with your friends for discussions, activities and movies related to LGBTQ issues. RSVP is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome throughout the summer. Free. For information contact Rachel Marro, 224-625-2946,


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