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"Diving in the waters of kedushah-holiness, the JFF helps couples struggling with infertility to dream for a brighter future. וִיהִי, נֹעַם אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ-- עָלֵינוּ: וּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדֵינוּ, כּוֹנְנָה עָלֵינוּ; וּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדֵינוּ, כּוֹנְנֵהוּ.And may God show us God's approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful! Psalm 90:17 - Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz, Congregation Or Hadash; JFF Rabbinic Advisory Council
“Seeing the motivation and output of this young organization is quite impressive (and I’ve volunteered with many Atlanta organizations). But we still have a lot more work and fundraising to do to ensure that there are no financial burdens for families wanting to build their families” - Shelley Gaynes, Gee Wiz, LLC; JFF Development Chair
"Becoming JFF’s first professional employee is literally life altering, not only for me, but for all of the families waiting to start families in Atlanta," remarked Executive Director & Founder, Elana Bekerman Frank. "People are always impressed that we’ve done so much in such a shrt time but really it’s only possible because of the dedicated group of volunteers that make up our Board of Directors and committees. They have been instrumental in raising awareness, donations and so much more over the past two years. Our grants cover fertility treatments, emotional support, counseling and education for fertility-challenged couples. We hope to remove the stigma of infertility by training local Rabbis, Clergy, and other social service providers and offering emotional guidance through community-based support groups and our Fertility Buddies peer-to-peer relationship-based support initiative."
“I am honored to continue serving on the JFF Board, and am passionate about JScreen and JFF’s commitment to work together to help couples start or grow healthy families.” - Karen Arnovitz Grinzaid, MS, LCGC, CCRC, Executive Director, JScreen; JFF Board Member
June 2017 - Jewish Fertility Foundation Hires Executive Director
Atlanta, GA – Jewish Fertility Foundation (“JFF”), a Georgia 501(c)3, is proud to announce that they have hired an Executive Director to lead the nonprofit organization. Elana Bekerman Frank, former President of the Board of Directors, is now serving as the Executive Director, turning her latest passion project into a dream. With the support of the board and the generous donations received, JFF has already offered 4 grants to local Jewish couples to support fertility treatments, emotionally supported over 150 individuals experiencing infertility, and has trained over 150 local Jewish communal leaders around infertility sensitivity. JFF has a Board of Directors comprised of 15 incredibly diverse individuals (all of whom have been personally touched by infertility) and a medical committee made up of 7 of the best fertility specialists in Atlanta. JFF is renting office space at Claiborne|Fox|Bradley, LLC a comprehensive Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technologies Law Firm in Buckhead. In this new space and with its new Executive Director, the Jewish Fertility Foundation continues to provides financial assistance, educational awareness, and emotional support to Atlanta Jewish families who have medical fertility challenges.
“I look forward to taking on the new role as Board Chair and continuing our mission. I am thankful to our donors for their support as it allows us to take our organization to the next level. We will continue to work hard, offer grants to Atlanta families struggling with infertility, and take this cause to the forefront of our community.” - Elie Engler, JFF Board Chair