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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…

‘Voices Unheard’ Sydney 6 November

‘Voices Unheard’ Sydney 6 November

The story being told was very similar to the journey my wife and I went through for 3 years during IVF, which was due to Male factor infertility, so we were extremely moved by both of the actor’s performances. The actors managed to capture the emotional roller coaster incredibly well and I was bought to tears. It resonated very strongly…

‘Voices Unheard’ Melbourne 2017

‘Voices Unheard’ Melbourne 2017

Thank you again to our Melbourne community for hosting us and to everyone that attended. Reviews from the Melbourne show:  ‘This is my story; you captured the journey with great tenderness and insight. Excellent, sensitive writing and acting. It was a reminder of what you do is so important for those suffering. Thank you’. Anonymous ‘Very powerful medium to explore and…

It’s time for a date night…

It’s time for a date night…

We often have repeated requests by our supporters, ‘Why aren’t men invited? They are so much a part of this journey as women are’. And yes we agree whole-heartedly. So we are extending our invite to our final show to men and women. A perfect opportunity to take that long overdue date night. Aside from being a serious issue on…

Mazal Tov..it’s a girl

Mazal Tov..it’s a girl

AJFN news September 2017 “Yeshuat Hashem k’heref ayin. The salvation of G-d is like the blink of an eye.” – Pesikta Zutreta, Esther 4:17. No matter how bleak something may look, salvation could be just around the corner. G-d can change everything in the blink of an eye. When I woke up last week there was a text message on my…

Help Dina reach her fundraising goal!

Help Dina reach her fundraising goal!

Thank you Dina Koncepolski for choosing AJFN as your charity of choice for your City to Surf run this year. Help Dina reach her fundraising goal and donate on the link below. All proceeds go directly to support couples in our community struggling with infertility. Every $ counts.