Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

October 14, 1976
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

A major coalition of concerned individuals and community organizations has been formed to conduct a Tay-Sachs Disease Carrier Detection Screening Oct. 31 at the Jewish Federation-Council. Mrs. Pauline Hirsh, chairwoman of the JFC Volunteer Bureau, is chairing the program. A task force of some 40 volunteers–mostly parents of nursery school children–will assist on the day of the screening, according to Bea Chankin, Bureau of Jewish Education consultant for early education who helped recruit the corps. Special notice in Russian of this latest effort to eliminate the tragedy of TaySachs Disease are being sent to all 500 of the new Russian immigrant families that have settled in the Greater Los Angeles area. Interpreters fluent in Russian will be on hand during the testing to assist these newly-arrived families.

Recommended from JTA