Jewish infertility support organization, Hasidah, has opened a new funding cycle and is currently accepting applications for in vitro fertilization (IVF) grants and loans. People in the Jewish community living in the United States who require IVF in order to have children and need financial assistance for treatment may be eligible for funding. The application is currently online and will remain open through Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Interested parties should visit www.hasidah.org/grants-and-loans/ for details on qualification and instructions for how to apply.

Hasidah is the voice of hope and compassion that raises awareness of infertility, connects people to support, and reduces financial barriers to treatment in the Jewish community. Now in its fifth year of operation, Hasidah has completed five cycles of funding for families combating infertility in the Jewish community. The organization also offers support networks for struggling families, advocacy training for clergy and online resources of news in the fertility realm. Founder and CEO, Rabbi Idit Solomon, has published numerous articles on related topics, in addition to facilitating workshops and speaking engagements throughout the country.

“Hasidah,” is the Hebrew word for stork. The root of the word (hsd) means loving-kindness. Hasidah was founded on the belief that one of the greatest gifts of loving-kindness is helping couples struggling to become parents. Hasidah believes that Jewish families are the core of Jewish life and having Jewish children is existentially important for our future. Furthermore, having children is a birthright and the community has a responsibility to help make it possible. Hasidah is therefore dedicated to the work of addressing infertility, financially supporting treatment and promoting awareness in our community.

For more information, contact Rabbi Idit Solomon, (415) 323-3226, Idit@Hasidah.org.

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