Making an Aliya is a wonderful and at times stressful experience, even more so if you are fertility challenged.
Although Israel is a country that encourages birth by offering free IVF treatment to fertility-challenged women, there is no accompanying psychological support. Women with fertility challenges suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems in their relationship with their partner. Harvard research shows that these stressful emotional states lower fertility potential by up to 30%.
That’s where Gefen steps in. As the only organization in Israel addressing the psychological wellbeing of women throughout the IVF process - in tandem with their medical care - we are filling a critical need.
MOST OF THE GEFEN PROGRAMS ARE ALSO IN ENGLISH. THE GEFEN STAFF IS SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF NEW OLIM.
Once a woman walks through the Gefen door, she is no longer alone. In a safe and warm environment, Gefen is by their side.
Gefen partners with ALYNU which empowers Olim and facilitates their successful integration into Israeli life.
Our goal is to enhance fertility among Israeli women (and men) who are having difficulty conceiving by providing an array of wellness and psychological services to supplement their medical treatment at minimal cost to them.
Our principal programs consist of (1) Mind/Body Workshops (2) Fertility Yoga Workshops (3) Individual Therapy for patients undergoing IVF treatments.
We offer you a variety of programs, including: