Jewish Fertility Foundation’s Inaugural Kickoff Event Marks New Chapter in Denver

DENVER, CO – Members of the Denver and Boulder communities are invited to a FREE kickoff
event on Thursday, October 12 to celebrate the arrival of the Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF) to
the Denver/Boulder area. The nonprofit organization, which provides emotional support,
educational programming, and financial assistance to community members trying to grow their
families, launched its Denver location in May with generous support from Rose Community
Foundation.

“Family is one of the most central values in Judaism, and the Jewish Fertility
Foundation helps people build families who – for a variety of reasons – may not be able to
otherwise,” said Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, President and CEO of Rose Community Foundation.
“Given that this is an issue that hits close to home for so many in the Jewish community, Rose
Community Foundation has been excited to support JFF’s expansion to Denver and we look
forward to JFF becoming an important local resource.”

JFF was founded in 2015 in Atlanta by Elana Frank, and has seven total locations (in addition to
Atlanta and Denver, they are in Birmingham, AL, Greater DC, Cincinnati, OH, Pittsburgh, PA,
and Tampa, FL).

Founded on the principle of community-based support, the organization aims to widen its reach
and further its dedication to supporting those experiencing infertility. The purpose of the October
event is to let the community know “we’re here,” said JFF Denver Manager Eryn Rubin. “We
recognize the emotional, physical and financial strain that infertility can place on individuals and
couples. Our Denver office, through this event, seeks to illuminate these challenges and foster a
community of support and understanding. Infertility can be an incredibly isolating experience,
and JFF is committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment where individuals
can find the support they need.”

Paula Samet, the JFF Denver Advisory Council Chair, led the exploratory committee that
ultimately raised the money and brought JFF to Denver. “As professionals in the local Jewish
community, my husband and I were surprised by the lack of support and education around
infertility,” Paula expressed. “We felt isolated when going through our own infertility journey; our
family and friends didn’t have any guidance on how to support us. By sharing our story, we were
able to slowly connect with others going through similar experiences – and that’s how I knew that
there was a need. I was drawn to JFF’s community-based model as a way to strengthen our
already wonderful Jewish community here in the Greater Denver area. You don’t have to have
experienced loss or infertility to care about this issue. Part of my goal has always been to share
the message that if you are passionate about our Jewish community – and especially about
engaging the next generation – then you are relevant to this topic. I’m thrilled to have an
evening to celebrate this win for our community, and talk about the work we can continue to do
together.”

The Jewish Fertility Foundation’s kickoff event promises to be an evening of education,
inspiration, and connection. Attendees will leave with valuable insights, newfound connections,
and a renewed sense of hope for those embarking on their fertility journey.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Venue: Nurture, 2949 Federal Blvd., Denver 80211

Interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP by October 1 by visiting www.jewishfertilityfoundation.org/denverkickoff. Space is limited, so early registration is
recommended. There are also opportunities for local businesses and community leaders to
partner with JFF in its ongoing programs.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion with the Denver and Boulder
communities,” said Elana Frank, Founder and CEO of JFF. “Our expansion to Denver reinforces
our commitment to ensuring that no one has to face the challenges of infertility alone. Through
emotional and financial support, we aim to empower individuals to navigate their fertility journey
with strength and resilience.”

For more information about the Jewish Fertility Foundation or to find out how you can contribute
to this important cause, please visit www.jewishfertilityfoundation.org or email
eryn@jewishfertilityfoundation.org.

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