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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…

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…

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…

Infertility awareness Shabbat 17 March 2018

Infertility awareness Shabbat 17 March 2018

Purim and Pesach are almost here, holidays in which we focus so heavily on family and children. AJFN is proud to participate in the global initiative, the Infertility awareness Shabbat on the 17 March together with Yesh Tikva (Los Angeles).Together we can ensure no one is made to feel isolated from the community this year, or ever again.Please get in…

Mazal Tov it’s a boy

Mazal Tov it’s a boy

As we enter the new year, we are so excited to announce the recent birth of a baby boy. There is a saying that ‘a candle of G-d is the soul of man’, may we all continue to help bring new souls into this world and continue to bring more light and joy to those couples in our community waiting…