The event will be held at Temple Beth Zion at 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline on Monday, June 18 at 7:30 PM.  It is open to the general public and is a free event.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America New England Chapter today announced that it is partnering with Temple Beth Zion and Kehillath Israel in Brookline to host an educational evening program on Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, the driving force behind the event explains why he got involved with CCFA, “I and my family have been affected by these conditions and have been greatly helped by the CCFA.  It would be great mitzvah to educate our community about these ailments that disproportionately affect the Ashkenazi Jewish community”

The evening is NOT a fundraiser but an opportunity to learn about these conditions from a leading researcher in our area and to understand how the CCFA helps those afflicted with Crohn’s and/or ulcerative colitis.  The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Sonia Friedman, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and an associate physician in the GI practice of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.