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Williamsburg, NY - Brooklyn Event to Highlight Gastrointestinal Disorders

Published on: May 16, 2011 11:50 AM
By: VIN News Staff
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Williamsburg, NY - A free informational event to be held by the Jewish Crohn’s and Colitis Suport Group on Tuesday May17th in Williamsburg will discuss Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Sponsored by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the evening will focus on support, inspiration, knowledge and awareness of these conditions which are prevalent within the Ashkenazi Jewish community.

The event will take place at 8:30 PM at the ParCare Health and Medical Center at 445 Park Avenue and will address causes, symptoms, diagnosis of these diseases and the effects of diet and stress on these conditions.  Featured speakers will be Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeffrey Ben-Zvi, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University and Certified Nutritionist Eliezer Gruber.

The Jewish Crohn’s and Colitis Support was founded in 2010 by a group of sufferers with the goal of educating the Orthodox Jewish community about these chronic and, as yet, uncurable condition, which if left untreated can lead to life threatening complications.

“Because a cure for these conditions is not yet known, one has to learn how to live with the complications that occur with the disease,” said Joel, founder and executive director of the Jewish Crohns and Colitis Suport Group. “Support groups are important for those suffering from this painful condition.  It is so easy to feel all alone, but our support group has already made a difference for many sufferers.”

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For more information contact the Jewish Crohn’s and Colitis Support group at 347-450-0274 or at jccsgb@gmail.com.



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 May 16, 2011 at 12:27 PM richman Says:

I know many people who suffer from Colitis, I congratulate the Askanim and ParCare for coming to the forefront and attacking this silent disease that many Ashkenazi jews are suffering according to studies more then the general population.

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 May 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM Yankel123 Says:

There was a wonderful Radiolab episode on parasites and how purposely infecting yourself with hookworm could/does dramatically reduce allergy, ulcerative colitis, and crohn's symptoms. Wonder what the halachic implications of purposely exposing yourself to a live parasite are...

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 May 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM JoeJoe Says:

Thanks for raising awareness on this issue......

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 May 16, 2011 at 01:00 PM JCCSG Says:

Just a little correction... its 8:30pm!

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 May 16, 2011 at 01:10 PM JCCSG Says:

A Wonderful Drushas Chizuk will be heard by
Harav HaGuan Reb Berl Tauber Shlit"a
Famous Mashpia from Monsey NY

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 May 16, 2011 at 01:44 PM A Friend Says:

This is great news!

I got a close friend who suffers on this for years! and he just ran from one doctor to another and didn't know what to do. There wasn't any place to get some help or advice for this.

I hope this new organization will be successful and this event will bring good results.

BTW, I would like to know if they will have such a evening in BP too.

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 May 16, 2011 at 01:58 PM villyamsburger Says:

Lotsa people friends and family I know suffer from this disease. I will bli neder show up. Thanks to the great people who arranged this event

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 May 16, 2011 at 02:09 PM richman Says:

Reply to #5  
JCCSG Says:

A Wonderful Drushas Chizuk will be heard by
Harav HaGuan Reb Berl Tauber Shlit"a
Famous Mashpia from Monsey NY

So is this a chizuk or health seminar? or both?

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 May 16, 2011 at 02:06 PM JCCSG Says:

Reply to #1  
richman Says:

I know many people who suffer from Colitis, I congratulate the Askanim and ParCare for coming to the forefront and attacking this silent disease that many Ashkenazi jews are suffering according to studies more then the general population.

So [;ease let them know about the event. and tell them to attend.

Just adding one point, "you can stay anonymous" just show up. nobody is gonna ask why you're there! if its you or anyone else who suffers.

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 May 16, 2011 at 02:23 PM yoyoyo Says:

wow that's great. I wish they would do something like this in KJ

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 May 16, 2011 at 02:26 PM JCCSG Says:

Reply to #8  
richman Says:

So is this a chizuk or health seminar? or both?

both.

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 May 16, 2011 at 03:51 PM JCCSG Says:

Regarding the location: The event will take place at 8:30 PM at the ParCare Health and Medical Center at 445 Park Avenue (Between Kent Ave. & Franklin Ave.) in the Williamsburg area. Brooklyn NY 11205

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 May 16, 2011 at 06:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Is their any possibility to get an audio of this event. I am not in NY. Also, how can i sign up with this organization.

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 May 16, 2011 at 08:20 PM Rabbit Says:

Will there be a live hook up or live video feed as we are not in NY and would like to benefit from this amazing evening. Thanks

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 May 16, 2011 at 09:25 PM JCCSG Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

Is their any possibility to get an audio of this event. I am not in NY. Also, how can i sign up with this organization.

As of now we did not set up for live or to listen.
And about signing up, email us on the email address posted above by VIN

Now, I would like to thanks the whole VIN staff for spreading the word around. We got a lot of calls & emails thru VIN. May they all be blessed.

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