Connecting Jewish Tulsa

Know Your Genes: Knowledge. Power. Action.


Mar 10 2024


9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Jewish Federation of Tulsa
2021 E 71st St. Tulsa, OK 74136

Did you know that people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have a 1 in 40 chance of having the BRCA mutation increasing their risk of being diagnosed with breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer?

Genetic testing allows you to identify your risk for over 40 different types of cancer including breast, colon, pancreatic, lung, ovarian, kidney, brain, and more.

Join us for a free educational program on Jewish and other genetic diseases and the importance of testing. Learn the latest in genetic testing, cancer prevention, and how inherited genes can impact members of your family.

9:30 am – Coffee, nosh, schmooze
10 am – Presentations Begin
11 am – Panelist Q&A

Keynote Speaker: Melanie Hardy, MS, CGC, Director of Genetic Counseling at J Screen at Emory University 

Additional speakers and panelists:

Laurie Flynn, MD, Surgical Oncologist, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute

Michael Gold, MD, Gynecological Oncologist, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute

Martin Beal, DO, Tulsa OB/Gyn Associates

Anne Kozlowski, DO, MSW, Radiologist, Tulsa Radiology Associates

Jodi Finer Zalk, Community Member Perspective

Ascension St. John
Ascension St. John Mary K. Chapman Comprehensive Breast Center
St. Francis Health System
Congregation B’nai Emunah Sisterhood
Temple Israel Sisterhood

Event Chairs:
Jill Wenger, MD, Jan Finer, MD, Terry Marcum

Presented by the Jewish Federation of Tulsa Maimonides Society

More info: Isabella Silberg,, 918-495-1100