One in a thousand

Although the term is known in the Jewish community, much of the general population probably hasn’t heard of Gaucher disease. The rare genetic disorder can affect anyone, regardless of their ethnicity, but it most commonly affects Ashkenazi Jews. According to its page on the National Institute of Health website, Gaucher occurs in one in 50,000… Read More

Golden Gladiator Games

They shot hoops, threw bean bags and raced in wheelchairs during the second annual Golden Gladiator Games for senior citizens. Twenty people in their 60s, 70s and 80s participated and gained points for their teams Oct. 4 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Seniors walked away happily with a new workout towel, water… Read More