Infertility Awareness Shabbat- My Thoughts and Reflections

Tulips background for text The Infertility Awareness Shabbat- Thoughts and ReflectionsWe are pleased to be able to share thoughts and reflections on the Infertility Awareness Shabbat by Ariella Ganz. This is the first year that more than 30 synagogues and organizations in Israel took part in the international shabbat.

I’m so grateful that this conversation is finally taking place on a communal level. Being an issue that affects 1 in 8 couples, it’s about time to bring the conversation out of the hush hush corners of society, and into the public sphere. Break the stigma. Remove the debilitating isolation. Build more understanding, accepting, supportive and empathetic communities.

Yoetzet Halacha, Atara Eis, spoke to a group of women and men (yes- men are affected by challenges of infertility as well!)

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New Courses Starting After Passover

Seagulls as backdrop for text new courses starting after pesachGefen Mind-Body Fertility Organization wishes you a Chag Kasher Vesameach!

We are opening new workshops on Fertility Preservation after the holiday in both Hebrew and in English.

Take Responsibility for your Fertility

A workshop for women in our community who have not yet found their partner and wish to experience motherhood in the future. In English the Fertility Preservation Workshop will take place with Dr. Rhonda Adesky, clinical psychologist . In Hebrew the course will be taught by clinical social worker, Dr. Zvia Birman.

Both will take place at The Gefen Center, 28 Hatsfira St., German Colony, Jerusalem.

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Is healthy food good for trying to conceive?

Photo backdrop of buckwheat dish for the text- Is Healthy Food Good For Trying to ConceiveIs healthy food good for trying to conceive? Sarah Frankenburg, nutritionist and Chinese medicine practioner, recently gave a workshop at the Gefen Center that opened our eyes and our appetites on the topic. Starting off with a picture of a nice big salad versus a nice hot bowl of cooked grains, she went on to say a fertile body is a warm body and warm foods will help to promote that.

I’m jumping courses, sorry! Let’s backtrack to the appetizers of the evening.

Not all foods are bad for everyone

Sarah prefaced by stating that what she was about to say is a generalization and every person is distinct with their own unique constitution. In other words, certain foods aren’t bad for everyone, and not all foods are good for everyone.

That being said here are some tasters of the night:

Cold or Hot?

Cold drinks are a NO NO. If we got one thing out of the evening, it was learning to drink water that is room temperature or hotter.  Most meals are best cooked and warm. As tempting as it is to eat straight out of the fridge (or freezer) that is another habit to break. I must confess, it’s not so easy when you’re HUNGRY!

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A tour of the Gefen Center, German Colony

We recently had the opportunity to give a tour of the Gefen Center, German Colony to Benji Singer, founder of IsraelB Social Media Community. Benji recorded the tour and we are happy to share the video below. Kady showed off the center and spoke about some of the programs that are taking place at the center and overall. These include our yoga and pilates courses, and Transfer with Tranquility.

To hear what Kady thinks is special about the Gefen Center and to join the virtual tour, take a look at the video below. Would you like to visit in person or join one of the courses offered there? Please feel free to take a look at our current classes and events or get directions to the center.

Virtual Tour of the Gefen Center with Benji Singer

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