For individuals and their partners facing fertility challenges
It is estimated that 15-20% of Americans of childbearing age will face a fertility challenge. For Jews, who tend to have children later in life, that number is even higher. While many Jewish individuals have access to medical services, care, and information, a majority are unaffiliated and disconnected from Jewish resources; this is especially true for many in their 20s and 30s.
Beautifully written and compiled by Dalia Davis of Uprooted: The Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys, the Guide is a source of support, inspiration, and spiritual healing. The book is structured around the narratives of five biblical women and the contemporary issues they highlight. Each chapter explores various topics through personal stories, texts, prayers, guided imagery, rituals, and opportunities for personal reflection.
Fertility Journeys: A Jewish Healing Guide connects the reader to the timeless wisdom of traditional Jewish texts and to peers facing similar struggles. It will help minimize the sense of isolation that is common among those on a fertility journey, foster self-empowerment, and create a community of support.
Fertility Journeys is generously supported by grants from The Miriam Fund at CJP.
View excerpts from the book:
Chapter One: Sarah – Age, Laughter, Male Factor, Surrogacy, and Egg Donation