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Our impact January-June 2019

Our impact January-June 2019

“Every child that is born through the help of the AJFN and their supporters belong to not only us as parents but to the community.”    “Our home is now filled with the sounds of our children and each night we pinch ourselves as we put our children to sleep”. One cannot help but be humbled and inspired when reading…

Cinema for the Soul-2019

Cinema for the Soul-2019

With sincere thanks to a wonderful, warm crowd of women and men who attended our Cinema for the Soul event last night in St Ives. We appreciate your effort and time to support the couples in our community struggling with infertility. Thank you once again to Nikki Sher and Lindi Stein our dedicated North Shore team who made the event…

Infertility Awareness Shabbat 2019

Infertility Awareness Shabbat 2019

Last week we were so humbled to have had 26 of our local Synagogues support the Infertility Awareness Shabbat, an initiative of Yesh Tikva . Together we raised awareness and helped break the stigma of infertility. To see some pictures click here. We are grateful to our team of volunteers who dedicated their time to pack all 1200 baby Challot – thank…

Back to school..for some of us

Back to school..for some of us

While most of us are excitedly sending our children off to school as the new academic year begins, for those couples in our community who are struggling with infertility, the start of a new year can be an emotionally challenging time. Images of smiling children and happy families are popping up wherever they turn, reminding them of their unfulfilled dreams…

2018..It’s a wrap!

2018..It’s a wrap!

Chanukah, one of our favourite festivals! Amongst the festivities, the delicious doughnuts and the ritual of lighting the Menorah comes the deep sense of unity and identity. 12 Years ago on the second night of Chanukah, Spa for the Soul was born. It came about after meeting with a couple who were struggling for many years to conceive a child.…

World Fertility Day

World Fertility Day

Today is World Fertility Day –  an initiative founded by http://IVFbabble.com and Babble Giving and to be celebrated by individuals and organizations around the world It aims to raise awareness for the 48.5 million couples living with fertility issues and infertility worldwide, to advocate for the resources and to inspire everyone experiencing this across countries and cultures. World Fertility Day is…

Oh what a night..WE DID IT!

Oh what a night..WE DID IT!

The movie was a brilliant choice and a real eye opener for my wife and I of what so many brave couples actually go through. Thank you for the experience.’ – Anonymous   ‘It was incredible to be surrounded by such genuine compassion and support from our community. We’ve been feeling so isolated until now, as we are the last…

When is it time to give up?

When is it time to give up?

Newsletter June 2018: Yesterday I had a poignant conversation with a woman about her fertility journey. She shared with me the struggles of IVF where her hopes have been shattered time and time again. The emotional pain so great, she chose to ‘give up’ for a while to gain the strength to start all over again. Giving up seems to…

How will we celebrate being Jewish without a child?

How will we celebrate being Jewish without a child?

Newsletter March 2018 Beneath The Whisper “As I light only two candles on Erev Pesach and cover my tears with the palms of my hands I whisper to god…Who will sing the Ma-Nishtana tonight?…Who will find the Afikomen?…Who will eat my Matza ball soup?. I then ask, how will we celebrate being Jewish without a child?” –ANONYMOUS As we begin the…