Hasidah builds awareness, develops a network of support resources and provides financial assistance for IVF.
Awareness – Hasidah provides speakers for conferences, community programs and small group meetings. Hasidah also works with clergy, Jewish professionals and various organizations to develop awareness in the Jewish community and train leaders to provide support to those in need. We publish articles and are active on social media building awareness of the issues involved with infertility.
Network navigation – We want to ensure that people experiencing infertility are wrapped in the support they need whether it comes from Hasidah or the myriad of other organizations and individuals who can help. We develop partnerships and relationships that will provide additional resources for people experiencing infertility whether it is counseling, financial assistance, adoption information, genetic screening, or spiritual care.
Financial assistance – Our financial support program includes grants, loans and scholarships. Funding is available for people in the Jewish community, throughout the United States, who require IVF in order to have children and need financial assistance for treatment. Please contact us for more information or an application.
_ _ _ _ _
We do all of this so that the shroud of infertility is removed, so that infertility is on the communal agenda, so that Jews are empowered to seek infertility treatment, and so that Jewish babies are born.
_ _ _ _ _
Hasidah has had many accomplishments and our numbers are growing. Here is where we are now:
- 2 IVF loans awarded
- 3 Rabbinic seminaries received training
- 3 Training workshops held for rabbis
- 6 National Jewish Fertility Network videoconferences
- 8 IVF grants awarded
- 70 Rabbis enrolled as Rabbinic partners
- 140 people served by Hasidah
Rather than tell you, here is what others have to say about what Hasidah is doing:
A message from Rabbi Lisa Delson to her community after attending a Hasidah rabbinic training seminar:
“One major takeaway for me: Infertility is an extremely difficult subject to discuss in synagogues. […] We learned that for couples and individuals yearning for children, it can be immensely helpful to have the ongoing support of a spiritual home where rabbis and Jewish professionals not only care, but have developed some understanding of these challenges and have access to good information. I am so thankful to have participated in Hasidah’s training program because it is important to me — and all of us who serve here — that our synagogue is just that kind of place.”
From a grant recipient in the middle of an IVF procedure:
“Thank you for all your support and kind words. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support you’ve given Gabby. She sounded so much better speaking on the phone with you. Not many people can relate or understand what she (we) are going through.”
From a grant applicant:
“Again, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me and listen to my story and for the beautiful mistvot that your foundation is doing for families like mine all over the country…you are a true blessing to people like me”