These support groups are free and open to all women experiencing infertility in Cincinnati.
- You will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
- Registration is requested at least 24 hours in advance.
“Hi Cincy Friends! I’m Anna, the JFF-CINCY Manager, and I’m so glad you found our page at the Jewish Fertility Foundation in Cincinnati. I want you to know that we are here for you on your fertility journey, no matter what it looks like, and most importantly want to support you in any way we can. I’d love to hear more about your journey and invite you to join the programs we offer that make the most sense for you. Please feel free to reach out by email, phone, or text anytime and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Looking forward to being in touch!”
Dan felt like this would be a natural opportunity to give back and help those struggling with infertility. Infertility is generally not spoken about and even less so in male circles. I hope through my participation I can help others feel more comfortable talking about and navigating through a very personal and uncomfortable topic.
Julia believes in bringing a positive conversation about infertility into the spotlight. So many families struggle with it, and it affects many in the community. She believes in the work that JFF is doing to flip the narrative surrounding infertility from shame to education so we can all support the members of our kehila who are struggling. JFF provides a fantastic resource for the Cincinnati community and she is excited to help facilitate its growth!
Having undergone fertility treatments myself, I am no stranger to the emotional, physical and financial challenges that women and men face while trying to start a family. I have been inspired to bring JFF to Cincinnati in the hopes of creating new life in our community and offering support to those in need. I feel so lucky that I have found an outlet to turn my own struggles into something positive.
Alana has volunteered and has given her time to a variety of different causes, whether it’s through the J or the Federation itself. However, this year she decided that she was going to hone in on only one volunteer opportunity, but she wanted to make sure it was meaningful to her as a woman and as someone wanting to give back to the community. A couple of months ago, JFF had a kick-off event here in Cincinnati for a group of women, and it was then that Alana realized how powerful this organization is. Infertility is real, and Alana wants to be a part of the change.
I currently work part time for the JCC as the PJ Library Coordinator. When I’m not working you can still usually find me at the JCC, swimming laps, taking Traci’s fun dance class, or hanging around the café!
When Joel and I started talking about trying for a family my first stop was my OBGYN. She told me to go off the pill, give it 3 months and if I don’t get my period, we can start discussing options. So in those 3 months, I waited. I even ran the NYC Marathon with a tampon in my sports bra just in case I shook out my first period! During this time, Joel and I left NYC and moved back to Cincinnati where we put the whole thing on hold. My dad was very sick at the time and we were just getting settled in to Cincinnati while still living at home with my parents! After months went by, no period, and going back to the doctor and tests and clomid and tests and clomid later, we learned our problems. On both sides. In the end, after rounds of IUI’s and one successful round of IVF…..our boy/girl twins will be turning 8 in March!
Infertility is something so many people struggle with and not enough talk about. When I was approached about JFF, I did not hesitate for a moment that this was something I wanted to be involved in. I am honored and feel privileged to be a part of this from the very beginning.
He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati and holds graduate degrees in both Public Health and Health & Medical Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Scheiber is board-certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Scheiber is Director of Reproductive Research and Co-Director of the IVF program at IRH. He is also a Volunteer Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.
In addition to performing laparoscopic laser, robotic, and pelvic reconstructive surgery, Dr. Scheiber has conducted research and has special interests in embryo development, ovarian stimulation, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Scheiber lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three daughters.
Sarah is passionate about JFF-CINCY as she wants to help others who are struggling with infertility. It is important to Sarah that Cincinnati has an organization that can help Jewish couples build their families. Sarah feels fortunate that her background in fundraising and advancement can help benefit JFF-CINCY.
She is also on the board of Rockwern Academy, where she is also a parent, and NOAM, the Reform Mohalim of North America, where she serves as a rabbinic advisor.
Rabbi Thomashow is supportive of the seeding of a Jewish Fertility Foundation in Cincinnati, believing in its potential to make a difference in the lives of our community.