718-63-JCCSG (718-635-2274) ~ Info@JCCSG.org
Our Mission is to provide Advocacy, Education, Help, Information, Medical referrals and Support to the people of the Orthodox Jewish community who are suffering from Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. To improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. To spread awareness within the community.
Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. These chronic diseases tend to run in families and they affect males and females equally. Crohn’s & Colitis can lead -if not taken care of it- to life-threatening complications, the exact cause is unknown, & because a cure is not yet known, one has to learn how to live with the complications that occur with the disease. the “Jewish Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group” (JCCSG) organization was founded in 2011. And it’s goal is to educate the orthodox Jewish community how to live with it, learn how to treat it and how to avoid food that triggers symptom’s which may allow to self-manage your Crohn’s & colitis disease, and reduce gastrointestinal symptoms. Caucasians are more likely than other ethnic groups to have IBD. The diseases are especially prevalent in Jews of European descent (Ashkenazi Jews). It is more common in whites, particularly Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, According to the latest studies Crohn’s disease is two to three times more common in those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry,
Support groups are so important for those suffering from this painful condition, It is so easy to feel all alone when u are hurting or depressed, but it doesn’t have to be that way, JCCSG already made such a big difference for many sufferers, there are so many benefits to having other people to talk to about this disease & how its affecting your life, it can be such a wonderful feeling when someone can help, they know what u are going through, JCCSG has many ways to interact & share your knowledge & experience, It’s your chance to be around people who are dealing with the same issues as u do & understand you best.
Therefore JCCSG arranged already 10 events in the past, four of them were in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, two in Borough Park, Brooklyn NY. One in Monsey, NY. two in Kiryas Joel, Monroe NY. and One in Lakewood NJ. where hundreds of people came out to get ideas, knowledge and support. We still keep up with most of them over the phone and emails. New patients are contacting us every single day! and we’re trying to help them with medical advice and support.
JCCSG has members from all over the USA, UK, Canada, & Israel.