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All About Egg Donation

All About Egg Donation

On 28 November 2022, we held a fascinating webinar focused on Egg Donation. This seminar is geared towards individuals in Australia considering using an egg donor, who would like to learn more about the protocols, challenges and opportunities involved in this complex process. It covers a cross-section of views including practical, financial, legal, halachic and personal perspectives. Our Speaker Panel:…

Fertility: A Public or Private Concern? 

Fertility: A Public or Private Concern? 

On Sunday 13 November, AJFN co-hosted the launch of Birkat Emunah with The Eden Center and Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek. Birkat Emunah is a resource, produced by The Eden Center for people in our community facing infertility and loss. Dr Naomi Grumet and Dr Jordana Hyman, both visiting from Israel, explored the topic: Fertility: A Public or Private Concern?  Dr Naomi Grumet is the Director of The Eden Center. Dr Grumet’s doctoral…

One in Six – National Broadcast

One in Six – National Broadcast

One in Six, our gritty, ground breaking documentary will be broadcast nationally on ABC’s Compass on Sunday 12 June, 6:30pm. The film draws its title from the one in six couples in Australia who experience infertility and follows AJFN couple Janine and Shimon on their complete IVF journey as they face the challenges of IVF during COVID with A/Prof Gavin Sacks…

Impact Report Jan 20 – Jun 21

Impact Report Jan 20 – Jun 21

AJFN has just circulated its inaugural Impact Report, of which we are so proud and also filled with gratitude for all our supporters, sponsors and volunteers. We have achieved so much in the past 18 months, helping over 50 couples and with 10 beautiful miracle babies being born. Please click on the link below and read through our report to…

Latest Assisted Reproduction Data

Latest Assisted Reproduction Data

The National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit at the UNSW analyses data from the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction database. Submission of data is mandatory for accreditation of clinics. The latest report reflects data collected in 2018. There were approximately 84,000 ART cycles with just over 14,000 live births. The average age of women was 36 for those using…

Infertility Awareness Shabbat

Infertility Awareness Shabbat

Did you know that 1 in 6 couples in our community struggles with infertility? Aside from the physical, emotional and financial toll that this has on a couple and their relationship, it is often the loneliness and isolation that exacerbates the pain. You can help by joining us and working to break the stigma by participating in the sixth annual…

Stories for the Soul 2020

Stories for the Soul 2020

Join us for our major (virtual) event, an inspirational evening featuring Dr Edith Eger, Holocaust survivor, eminent psychologist, and best-selling author of The Choice. Interviewed by author and psychotherapist Dr Margo Lowy, Dr Edith will share her incredible story of survival after unfathomable trauma and her powerful message that no matter how dire the situation may be, there is always a ‘Choice’ as to…

Thank you for your support in 2020

Thank you for your support in 2020

While 2020 has been a year of tremendous trials and unprecedented hardship, it has also shown us some of the best examples of humanity, community and resilience. AJFN has much to be thankful for as we close out this year. COMING TOGETHER IN CRISIS COVID changed life as we know it for everyone in the world. It added another degree…

WELCOME TO OUR NEW AJFN TEAM MEMBERS

WELCOME TO OUR NEW AJFN TEAM MEMBERS

 WELCOME TO OUR NEW AJFN TEAM MEMBERS  Couples in our community struggling with infertility need our support now more than ever. In response to over 120% increase in demand for AJFN’s services following our exponential growth in communal awareness and outreach in recent years, coupled with the impact of COVID-19, we are thrilled to announce a new milestone for AJFN; our Professional…

Jewish fertility challenges in the modern world

Jewish fertility challenges in the modern world

As we live through these unprecedented times, we know many of you have lots of questions around fertility and associated treatments. We will always answer questions as best as we can, but for the times that we can’t, we have a wonderful network of experts who are willing to lend a hand. 👉 Join our Founder & Executive Director, Shterny…