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These support groups are free and open to all experiencing infertility in Cincinnati.

  • You will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
  • Registration is requested at least 24 hours in advance.
Register for a JFF-CINCY Support Group


Our fertility buddies practice “relationship-based support.” Individuals currently experiencing infertility and/or currently on a family-building journey are matched with trained fertility buddy veterans, who understand the pressure, pain, and emotional upheaval caused by infertility and/or various paths to parenthood, and can offer the much-needed support to their buddies.

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As a Cincinnati resident, you may be eligible to apply for our grants:

  • Invitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Other financial benefits through JFF include:

  • 20% off discounts from our partner clinics
  • Interest-free loans
  • Pharmacy discounts for medications and genetic testing (of embryos) discounts from our partners
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JFF offers community programming to spread awareness of infertility and various paths to parenthood and to bring our amazing community together.

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CINCINNATI COUNSELORS (for one-on-one counseling)


JFF partner fertility clinics offer grantees a 20% discounted rate off of IVF treatments.


Meet the JFF-CINCY Manager



Talia grew up in California before making her way to Lexington, KY and now Cincinnati, OH. She has a Masters in Social Work, and has dedicated much of her work to the Jewish community. In Lexington, Talia served as Director of Jewish Family Services and Coordinator of Informal Jewish Education with a focus on PJ Library. She has supported individuals, partnered with amazing organizations, and created programs for adult education, volunteers, and families.

In 2019, Talia moved to Cincinnati with her family. Her husband is a rabbi, and they have two amazing children. Talia feels fortunate for her family, and wants to support others in their journey.

Talia has witnessed remarkable resiliency within those around her, including those who have experienced infertility. She is inspired by JFF’s holistic way of supporting individuals on their fertility journey and JFF’s commitment to raising awareness. Talia is honored to help support others and serve this incredible community.

Meet the JFF-CINCY Advisory Council

Dan Feldman

Dan Feldman is originally from Chicago, but after graduating from Miami University with a BS in Accountancy and Finance he settled down in Cincinnati. After completing his MBA at Xavier University, he leveraged his business skills to tell the business story based on the numbers. Dan lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, going to the zoo, exploring local hiking trails, and cooking.

Why JFF?

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 Fowler

Julia was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her undergrad at Ohio University where she made great connections in the Jewish Community through Hillel who eventually convinced her to move to Cincinnati post-graduation (after a brief stint in Santiago, Chile). Since moving to Cincinnati in 2012, Julia has lived in Clifton, Norwood, East Walnut Hills, and Pleasant Ridge neighborhoods and received her M.B.A. from UC. She is married to her college sweetheart, Brock, and they currently live in Mt. Washington with their yellow lab, Sadie. Julia likes running, crafting, reading, potatoes, ice cream, and puns. When she's not working at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, you can find her canoeing with Sadie and Brock on East Fork Lake in the summer or at a Starbucks all year round (and now in the drive thru line due to the pandemic).

Why JFF?

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!

Stacie Hecht

Stacie was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She completed her Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco. Stacie moved to Cincinnati 20+ years ago to work at Procter & Gamble and has led efforts in research & development, licensing, and sustainability. She lives in Columbia-Tusculum with her husband and two amazing sons. Stacie loves barre, designing jewelry and running.

After a challenging, five-year journey with secondary infertility, I am blessed to have my miracle baby. JFF played a critical role in my fertility journey. The seminars, support groups, and my amazing Fertility Buddy helped me feel supported and understood. I would love to give back to JFF and the Cincinnati community experiencing infertility. I am passionate about supporting women who are experiencing challenging fertility journeys so that they can feel supported.

Alana Klinkowitz

Alana Klinkowitz is a Cincinnati Local who returned back home after spending a number of years in New York, along with her Husband and four daughters. Alana Currently works with the Orthodox Union on a number of projects that involve strengthening community. She is an active member of the Cincinnati Jewish community. You can often find her at the J working and grabbing a bite to eat.

Why JFF?
When Alana was asked to be part of the advisory council, it was an opportunity she could not turn down. It was a project that had just launched here in Cincinnati, and she was excited to see it take off. Coming from the orthodox community, Alana understood that JFF was important and needed for the community as a whole. Cincinnati has never had a Jewish organization like this, and Alana is fueld to be part of the change.

Rachel Lofstpring

Rachel Loftspring is a Partner at Essig & Evans, LLP, where she practices Fertility Law exclusively. As a Fertility Law attorney, Rachel counsels clients from the United States and around the world on family-building through surrogacy as well as egg, sperm, and embryo donation. Her clients are intended parents and gestational carriers, recipients and donors, married and single, and of all sexual orientations.
Rachel is a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Bar Association's Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee. Rachel posts about Fertility Law on Instagram at @FertilityLawAttorney.
Rachel received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and earned her BA from Emory University, where she graduated magna cum laude and as an alumna served as President of the Emory College Alumni Board. Between college and law school, Rachel earned her culinary arts degree from Mausi Sebess in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship awarded to her by the Buckhead Rotary Club.
Outside of her legal practice, Rachel is an active participant and advocate in her community. She is on the board of the American Jewish Committee Cincinnati, Chair of the Jewish Fertility Foundation - Cincinnati, and regularly organizes and hosts events for an array of organizations and causes. Rachel and her husband, a cardiologist, live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their 4 year old Lady Gaga loving daughter and airplanes obsessed 2 year old son. In her spare time, Rachel is teaching her kids (and herself) how to grow a vegetable garden and is working on her Peloton groupie status.
In her Fertility Law practice, Rachel provides legal counsel for clients experiencing infertility who are building their families through third party reproduction. But Rachel felt a need to do more. When she learned of Jewish Fertility Foundation and its incredible work in Atlanta, she immediately thought the Cincinnati community would benefit from having Jewish Fertility Foundation in Cincinnati.

Alexis Storch Morrisroe

Alexis brings almost 20 years of experience in education, curriculum, and exhibit design, with a particular focus on topics around the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights. Currently, she serves as a senior facilitator with Echoes & Reflections, a multimedia Holocaust resource collaboration between the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Yad Vashem, and the USC Shoah Foundation, and co-teaches courses in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Until 2016, Alexis served as director of education with Cincinnati's Holocaust and Humanity Center (HHC), where she was also the project director for the curated exhibition ‘Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz’ hosted by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Most recently, Alexis spent a year at Cincinnati's JCRC laying the groundwork for their Leaders in Light institute's curriculum and branding. Prior to her work in Cincinnati, Alexis worked at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (ILHMEC) and with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Alexis spent time teaching in Berlin, Germany, and is a graduate of the 19-day Teaching the Holocaust and Antisemitism course at Yad Vashem and the Jewish Non-Profit Leadership Institute. Alexis holds a master’s degree in European history from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in elementary education from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL). She received her bachelor’s degree in history and women’s studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Alexis and her husband, Bartley are both transplants to Cincinnati, and were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. They recently returned from Israel with Cincinnati's 2nd Honeymoon Israel cohort. They have two adorably hilarious sons, and an overly affectionate pup, Nala. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys serving on the executive board of the Mt. Lookout Community Council, reading People magazine, and taking family hikes.

Why JFF?

Before welcoming their second son through IVF, Alexis struggled for almost four years with secondary infertility. Much of this struggle was in silence- and as a verbal processor, this was not easy. In addition to the financial shock and juggling work and childcare with fertility treatments, she wanted another woman to vent to, laugh about injections with, and someone to distract her during the unbearable "two week wait." After discovering JFF, Alexis didn't feel so alone in her family's journey, and instead felt more empowered. She is thrilled to support and serve such a welcoming and warm organization as JFF.

Dr. Michael Scheiber

Dr. Scheiber graduated with distinction from Stanford University, received his MD from the University of California at San Francisco, and completed his residency in OB/GYN at the University of California at San Diego.

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.


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