Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs Disease (1978)

In order to prevent the birth of a child with Tay-Sachs or any other Jewish genetic disease, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges every synagogue to institute a comprehensive program in cooperation with The National Genetics Foundation and The National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association among its members and extending into the entire Jewish community to:

  1. Establish Gene Screen on a regular basis;
  2. Include the dissemination of information regarding these genetic diseases in premarital counseling by the rabbi.