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Episode 21: TRYmester: Lifting the Silence on Infertility

Infertility is seldom discussed openly in a tradition that prioritizes children and families, but many Jewish adults struggle with it, and isolation compounds the painful experience. With a new theater piece called TRYMESTER, Naomi Less is working to de-stigmatize infertility and build support for families going through it. This episode is the second in our series exploring infertility in the Jewish community. It was funded in part by the UJA Federation of New York to support awareness of fertility challenges.

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Also in our series on infertility in the Jewish community: Making a Family, one couple's experience with surrogacy.

Released March 29, 2018
  • A scene from the theater piece TRYmester, a compilation of stories about infertility and pregnancy loss. Photo credit: Ariel Warmflash.

  • Naomi Less, creator of TRYmester, a theater piece to encourage open conversation about infertility in the Jewish community. Courtesy of Naomi Less.

  • Actors in TRYmester portray the physically grueling routine of fertility treatment alongside rituals sometimes associated with fertility. Photo credit: Ariel Warmflash.

  • Scene from TRYmester
  • Naomi Less
  • Scene from TRYmester

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 21: TRYmester: Lifting the Silence on Infertility." (Viewed on December 8, 2019) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/trymester-lifting-silence-on-infertility>.

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