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Were You at Mount Sinai?

January 31-8:00 pm

Were You at Mount Sinai?

Zoom Guest Lecturer: 

Dr. Ian Ellis

will give a lecture on

8.00pm Sunday 31 January

Dr. Ian Ellis is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, UK, since 1994. He researches inherited pancreatic diseases, familial pancreatic cancer and the delivery and psycho-social impact of genetic carrier screening. Dr. Ellis will join us from Liverpool by Zoom to tell us what our genes can tell us about the journey of the Jew.

There is a common bond between Jews wherever they meet.  This may be religious or it may be our many traditions.  The 3,000 year journey of the Jewish people from Mt. Sinai to the modern State of Israel has been long and eventful. Despite long periods of dispersal and living amongst other peoples, Abraham’s descendants have maintained a strong religious and cultural identity.  Ian’s talk will explore this genetic legacy of a number of well-known genetic markers found amongst Cohanim and Leviim. No scientific knowledge is needed for Ian’s illustrated talk, only an enquiring mind.  Is being Jewish inherited from your mother, or is it really nurture?

He will explain about the clutch of so-called Jewish genes. Evidence gathered from Holocaust survivors indicates that it is not only inheritance through the gene sequences we receive but parental experiences that can impart a genetic legacy through a process known as genetic imprinting.

This program will be by Zoom only

Pre-Registration at Box Office essential

Members: Single NIS 30

Members: Household NIS 40 

Non-Members: NIS 50         


The Zoom link to this program will be sent by email with receipt of payment.

If you have not received the link, please let us know by 12 noon on the day of the program.


January 31
8:00 pm
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28 Shmuel Hanatziv
Netanya, Israel 4228132 Israel


Members Single Price
NIS 30
Members Household Price
NIS 40
Non Members Price
NIS 50

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