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Sunday, June 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fertility and our community

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Infertility is a very lonely and isolating experience. Hear from the co-founders of The Australian Jewish Fertility Network (AJFN), Shterny Dadon and Jodie Lowe Ariel, joined by co-organiser Leanne Whitten, to hear their journey to help raise awareness of the struggles and hardships of infertility and provide solutions in a supportive environment. Also hear from AFJN’s rabbinic advisor Rabbi Yoram Ulman, who supervises all halachic fertility treatments in Sydney. The AJFN is a one-of-a-kind organisation aiming to provide a vibrant online presence for people within the Australian Jewish community who may be experiencing infertility or would like more information on the issue of fertility. AJFN provides resources, information and offers both financial and emotional support to couples struggling with infertility.  



Shterny Dadon

Shterny Dadon co-founded the Australian Jewish Fertility Network (AJFN) in 2007. She was a female supervisor for couples undergoing IVF treatment and met a couple who were unable to afford the treatment. This encouraged her to run the first Spa for the Soul to raise money to help the couple. Since then AFJN has run five successful Spas for the Soul and has helped in the birth of nine babies. In addition to her involvement with AJFN... Read More →

Jodie Lowe-Ariel

Jodie has been working in Women's Health for the past 10 years in the capacity of a Naturopath, Massage Therapist and Birth Support Doula.  Jodie is a Co-ordinator of AJFN, a Jewish Organisation which helps provide financial and emotional support to Jewish couples who require IVF and are struggling with the financial burden. Jodie is passionate about raising awareness about infertility and fundraising for the couples in... Read More →
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Yoram Ulman

Rabbi Yoram Ulman, of the Sydney Beth Din, is the rabbinic authority in all matters related to fertility. All Halachic (sanctioned by Jewish law) fertility treatments are under his guidance. We are fortunate in Sydney that the three major fertility clinics in the eastern suburbs have specific processes in place to accommodate the Rabbi and supervisors in all that is required by Halacha. Rabbi Ulman is the rabbinic advisor for Australian Jewish... Read More →

Leanne Whitten

Since 2010 Leanne has been heavily involved in leading AJFN to the next phase as an organisation. Leanne has used her experience working with non-profit organisations to raise the organisation's profile within the the community and helping AJFN reach more people.

Sunday June 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Scientia Building Alumni Room

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