The Red Stone offers space for emotional and spiritual support, financial assistance and education and awareness to the greater Jewish community.
What is The Red Stone? In our struggle to become parents, to have Jewish babies, sometimes we feel hopeless and empty inside. Sometimes we are not surrounded by people who understand, people who will listen to us. Sometimes we need a red stone. In Kabbalistic practice, a woman who was having fertility issues was given a red stone which they kept until they delivered a healthy baby. They then returned the amulet, which now had greater power, and it was given to the next woman in need. The Talmud calls this Even Tukumah, a builder's stone. This stone will increase our fertility, protect us from miscarriage and bring us to our children safely. It will give us something tangible to hold in our hands, to see in our dreams. It is our hope. So too, together, may we share our red stone among and between ourselves, renew our hope and strength and bring forth many Jewish babies.
Upcoming Programs and Events
We are piloting a mini grant program to help pay for fertility and adoption related expenses! Applications are available for download to the left and due by November 2, 2016.
Join us on Sunday, October 30th for Yoga! This donation based class with help raise additional funds for our mini grant! It is open to the community and all yoga taught will be fertility friendly. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.
2:00-3:15 @ Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, MD
Adoption: Starting the Process
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:30-9:00pm, $5 @ the Edlavitch JCC in Washington, DC
Please join us for an informal discussion about various paths to adopting a child. Hear from an adoption lawyer, an adoption agency representative, and parents who have gone through it successfully. LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish -- are all warmly welcomed. Come with questions!
Presented in partnership with GLOE and the Edlavitch JCC
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Fertility Support Groups
Our peer led groups aim to serve Jewish people, couples and individuals, and their loved ones in an informal environment. The groups will help people feel less isolated, build their knowledge of how to handle various situations and assist in dealing with this life crisis of infertility. Additionally, a Jewish perspective on fertility will be discussed. Each groups meets once a month for 60-75 minutes. There is no cost to participate.
We partner with synagogues, Jewish organizations and secular fertility groups to provide educational and supportive programs to those who are in need of direct support and their loved ones. Examples of programs include: book clubs, mikvah programs, yoga for fertility, healing circles and future grandparents education.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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