Infertility Awareness Shabbat2017-03-23T13:09:09+00:00

Infertility Awareness Shabbat


The First Shabbat in Nisan, April 1, 2017

Pesach is a holiday with a strong focus on children. The Torah charges us to “tell your children (Exodus 13:8)” of the great miracles of the Exodus. So much of what we do on Seder night is “so that the children will ask.” But what about those who have not yet been blessed with children?

The Infertility Awareness Shabbat is Yesh Tikva’s initiative to raise awareness and sensitivity  regarding infertility, and unite as Jews over a cause that affects 1 in 8 men and women throughout the Jewish community. On Shabbat morning, April 1, 2017, we are asking synagogues to partner with Yesh Tikva and share a message or Dvar Torah to increase sensitivity toward all who have not yet been blessed with children.

This Pesach help ensure that everyone, including those without children, are able to participate in and enjoy the true experience of this holiday.


Letter to Rabbis

Participating Synagogues 2017

Participating Synagogues 2016

Infertility Facts

Sensitivity Suggestions


SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual Infertility Awareness Shabbat- March 17, 2018, Rosh Chodesh Nissan 

Participating Synagogues – 2017

This year we are pleased to be partnering with three other great Jewish fertility organizations in America, Hassidah, Jewish Fertility Foundation of Atlanta, and The Red Stone as well as Advah in Israel.

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