Jewish Fertility Foundation Expands to Cleveland

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May 24, 2024

The Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF) is thrilled to announce the opening of a new location in Cleveland, OH.  This 9th location allows JFF to continue to broaden their reach in support of their mission to provide financial assistance, emotional support, and educational resources to hopeful Jewish families struggling with infertility.

JFF-Cleveland’s establishment is made possible through the generous support and partnership with the Endowments and Life & Legacy program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Their commitment to the Jewish Fertility Foundation’s cause ensures that more families in the Cleveland area will have access to the resources and support they need.

“Having a Cleveland office of the Jewish Fertility Foundation will further strengthen our vibrant Jewish community through its unique ability to address the emotional and financial needs of people navigating fertility challenges,” said Erika B. Rudin-Luria, president of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. “We are happy to support the launch of their Cleveland operations and are looking forward to working with them as they support Jewish Clevelanders grow their families.”

Tristin Goldberg, Cleveland resident, has spearheaded efforts on the ground to bring JFF to Cleveland.  “As a single mother by choice who grew up here in Cleveland, I’ve dreamed about this for a long time. Through my role as a social worker I’ve often supported people who were struggling with infertility and seen firsthand the need for the Jewish Fertility Foundation here.  For the past six months, I’ve had the honor to run the exploratory committee, and I feel so grateful that the endowment committee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Mt. Sinai Foundation are stepping up to make this possible for the Cleveland community.”

JFF-Cleveland will be led by newly hired program manager Tamar Poupko Smith, who is ready to set up promptly to bring Jewish Fertility Foundation® ‘s support groups and fertility grants to the Cleveland community starting in early June.

The Jewish Fertility Foundation is already hard at work to get started in Cleveland. “We are excited to get the ball rolling and bring our services to Cleveland, a thriving and deserving Jewish community,” said JFF CEO and Founder, Elana Frank. “With the support of local partners, we are thrilled to able to extend our reach and help even more families on their fertility journeys.”