With a generous grant from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, this group will meet at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on the second Sunday of the month:
• Sunday, July 12
• Sunday, August 9
• Sunday, September 14
Who makes up The ROOTS?
This group is open to folks at any point on their fertility journey – primary or secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, etc. – and people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations. Jews, Jewishly curious persons, and Jewishly-connected partners are welcome at ROOTS programs. Each session is led by a Therapeutic Advisor and a Spiritual Advisor who will guide participants through experiential learning sessions.
There are no fees to register. To learn more or for any questions, please contact Rachel Spekman at Rspekman@weareuprooted.org.
These organizations are Uprooted’s creative and funding partners. We thank them for sponsoring the ROOTS groups.
Uprooted: A Jewish Response to Fertility Journeys is a pluralistic organization. We define ‘Jewish,’ ‘man,’ ‘woman,’ and ‘fertility journeys’ broadly and inclusively to accord with our values:
- ‘Jewish’ describes all Jews and Jewishly-curious persons or partners who self-affiliate with Judaism, Jewish values, Jewish culture, Jewish history, or Jewish peoplehood.
- ‘Men’ indicates cisgender men, trans men, and all persons who self-identify with the term ‘man.’
- ‘Women’ indicates cisgender women, trans women, and all persons who self-identify with the term ‘woman.’
- A ‘fertility journey’ is the summative, psychophysical, and social experience of growing a family. For some, a fertility journey is never-ending–it is formative to their lifelong decision making, attitudes, and self-image.