February 2018 -- Shevat-Adar 5778,  Volume 24, Issue 2

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New Theatre Production Featuring Poignant Stories about Infertility

“TRYMESTER”, a devised theatre production in three acts designed to offer solidarity, spark dialog and insight into the subject of infertility will be performed one time only at the Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson on Sunday, March 4th at 7:00pm with performances by Naomi Less, Shawn Shafner, Kayla Bryan, Jessey Dylan with Beth Styles on keyboard, and Glenn Grossman on drums.

 

The production features poignant stories,  that have been fictionalized, from conversations with Jewish men and women about their journeys with fertility. Through music, monologues, and movement these are stories of people wrestling with the subject’s physical, emotional and financial challenges.   But it is not a downbeat story---it is more of a rollercoaster of joy and triumph; hope and longing.

 

The performance is part of a larger effort by the Shames JCC, Westchester Jewish Community Services and the Westchester Jewish Council, supported by UJA Federation of New York, to create a county-wide response to infertility. WJCS will train an 18 member team of social workers to expand their capacity to meet the needs of couples and individuals seeking assistance. Five support groups will also be launched throughout Westchester, one of which will be at the Shames JCC, 371 S. Broadway in Tarrytown. Another will be at WJCS in White Plains.

 

 Another aspect of the initiative is to train congregational and organizational professionals seeking to learn more about this issue and this initiative.

 

Tickets: $18 per person and doors open at 6:30. For more information go to www.shamesjcc.org