A couple very important articles have come up during the High Holidays featuring a topic in need of attention: Men and Infertility. So much attention is brought to women who experience infertility. In Jewish tradition, we hear about Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hannah etc. We do not hear so much about the fertility challenges of Abraham, […]
Awareness can mean many things from people knowing about infertility to the development of a culture that understands the reality of infertility and knows how to support those experiencing it. Hasidah is building awareness on many levels from increasing knowledge to making the change in the Jewish community’s culture to be more supportive. During this […]
Early in the Exodus story Pharoah’s decreed hard labor for the Children of Israel and that their baby girls may live but their baby boys may not. Despite this harsh reality, they continued to have children. The Midrash teaches that this is connected to apples. The women would take their husbands to the fields to […]
Rabbi Idit Solomon spoke recently at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley. Giving a drash about the Torah portion “Toldot” that begins with a brief mention of Isaac and Rebekah struggling to conceive, Rabbi Solomon showed how we often miss the significance of infertility in the lives of men and how it can cause a person […]
The Sh’ma Journal dedicated an entire issue about infertility in the Jewish community. Please read, forward and share! http://www.shmadigital.com/shma/october_2014/m2
Read the first Hasidah newsletter featuring Hasidah’s first grant awarded, the first National Jewish Infertility Network teleconference, the Double Chai Campaign, and a High Holiday message about infertility.
Hasidah organized the first National Jewish Infertility Network teleconference on September 3, 2014 . The goal of the first conversation included identifying the challenges and opportunities for infertility support in the Jewish community and outlining underlying issues to address in the Jewish community with regards to infertility. The conversations included lay leaders, Jewish professionals, and […]
A recent article in the Washington Post focused on the relationship between the down economy, the decreasing American birthrate and the struggles of couples experiencing infertility. We meet Melissa and Rick, a couple who experienced job losses, financial insecurity and infertility. Feeling frustrated with the costs of infertility treatment, Melissa asks, “Why should the economy […]
Hasidah is pleased to announce that we have officially begun piloting our funding program in Columbus, Ohio. We awarded our first grant to help pay for infertility treatment this spring. The couple has both fertility and genetic needs for IVF. They are working closely with us as we put all of our planning to the […]
More and more the Jewish community is asking where the support is for those experiencing infertility. See Hasidah’s post in the Sh’ma Journal heeding the call.