Matriarchs Infertility and Ritual

Study, Discussion and Reflection with Dr. Deborah Issokson, Rabbi Beth Naditch and Lisa Berman

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Held at Mayyim Hayyim from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

What can we learn from our texts about the journeys through infertility that our foremothers experienced? How can Jewish ritual help us on our own journey?

Dr. Deborah Issokson, a psychologist specializing in reproductive health, Rabbi Beth Naditch, an expert teacher, and Lisa Berman, Mayyim Hayyim's Director of Education will facilitate the program.
This program is for individuals or couples experiencing primary or secondary infertility. 

The program will include: 
  • a discussion of texts which highlight the struggles of fertility that many women in the Jewish Bible experienced
  • an opportunity to reflect on how to incorporate a Jewish sense of time into our need for balance in our lives
  • a meditative exercise to help identify a specific issue that we are struggling with
  • an opportunity to begin to create a ritual as a tool for navigating this difficult journey
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