Abbie Sophia, profiled on The Layers Project, will be the featured speaker at a program that will discuss infertility and pregnancy loss, to be held on Wednesday, March 18, at Congregation Agudath Sholom at 8 p.m. She will share her personal experiences on these issues.
The program is titled “Opening the Conversation: Creating a Supportive Community Around Infertility and Pregnancy Loss,” and will be presented by the Steinmetz/Bernstein/Alexander Yoetzet Initiative of Congregation Agudath Sholom.
Following the main speaker, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dena Block, yoetzet halacha for the Stamford community. The panel will feature Dr. Ilana Ressler, reproductive endocrinologist at RMA of Connecticut and medical advisor at Yesh Tikva; Reva Judas, founder and director of Nechama Comfort; and Danielle Thau, licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in medical crisis therapy.
“Infertility and pregnancy loss is a subject that is usually not discussed, but has a major emotional and psychological impact on individuals who are dealing with these issues. We hope that by opening the conversation, we will be able to better support those in our community who are experiencing the pain associated with infertility and pregnancy loss,” said Block.
Both men and women are invited to attend the program, which will allow attendees to support family and friends experiencing these issues, gain practical tools for handling the subject and dispel commonly held myths.
Co-sponsors for the program are Chabad of Stamford, Congregation Agudath Sholom, Temple Beth-El, Temple Sinai, Yesh Tikva and the Young Israel of Stamford.
The program is free and open to the entire community. Registration for the program begins at 7:30 p.m.