On Saturday 14th January after Shabbat, Jnetics in conjunction with Kinloss (Finchley United Synagogue) ran Jnetics first Young Professionals supper quiz, which over 200 Young Professionals attended! Jnetics Marketing & Events Manager Nicole Levy welcomed guests to the event, and this was followed by a more formal introduction from Jnetics Young Professionals Committee Chair, Dr Avi Korman. Avi captivated the audience as he talked about the committee’s involvement within the charity and emphasised the importance of the work Jnetics does within the community in order to save lives. In Avi’s words “Prevention is better than a cure, all you need to do is do a ‘cheeky’ swab test to find out your carrier status and ensure babies are born free from Jewish genetic disorders.”
The quiz consisted of eight rounds on various topics including sports, music, food and drink, tv and film to name a few and there was a bonus round on Jewish genetic disorders to test guests’ knowledge. This was a great way to see what they had learnt about the charity during the evening. Jnetics also ran a prize raffle consisting of donated prizes including vouchers from Tony Page’s restaurant, Sushi Haven, a luxury beauty bundle, and lots more. The room was buzzing and the atmosphere electric. Jnetics has received very positive feedback from guests. One girl who attended sent a message to say “I work for another organisation, and I know how much work goes into these events before during and after and I hope you are proud of yourselves. It was a seamlessly run event and was very engaging. Thank you very much for a great evening and I hope you raised a lot of money!” The event fell nicely into ‘GENEuary’ – Jewish genetic disorders awareness month and the event will become an annual event in Jnetics calendar where we plan to expand and grow the event to cater for even more young professionals.
Nicole Gordon, Jnetics CEO, summed up the evening “I am immensely proud of the young committee, who have worked tirelessly to ensure tonight is nothing less than a success” She concluded the night by encouraging the audience to take the test not the risk, and come forward to get screened.
Jnetics is always looking for new members to join our Young Professionals Committee if you are interested in joining or would like information on our next YP event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.