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JUF's Path to Parenthood provides a safe Jewish space to find support and resources on the journey toward parenthood. Path to Parenthood, in partnership with JCFS Chicago, provides free webinars, support groups and resources to all Chicago based couples and individuals. We also offer financial aid grants for medical treatments and adoption expenses through our partner, The Chicago Coalition for Family Building.

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The truth is, Jewish families are at the core of our tradition, and they have always been built in different and creative ways.

Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould,
Anshe Emet Synagogue
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Resources Support Groups

Path to Parenthood offers support groups via JCFS. Contact Marsha Raynes at MarshaRaynes@jcfs.org for more information.

Financial Aid and General Resources

JUF offers financial aid grants for medical treatments and adoption expenses through our partner, The Chicago Coalition for Family Building. The Coalition for Family Building provides many other resources for family building, including infertility and pregnancy resources.

Genetic Screening and Counseling

Through the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics, you have access to a subsidized carrier screening program and a genetic counselor who specializes in Jewish genetics.

Conversations with a Rabbi

Watch a video from one of our webinars as Rabbi D'ror Chankin-Gould talks about building a family of his own, how Jewish families are created, and how traditional paths are not all of our paths.

Educational Programs Upcoming Events
  • Navigating Insurance Coverage Webinar (May 16, 2022) 
Past Events
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Path to Parenthood provides resources for people of all abilities, relationship status, races, sexual orientations and gender identities. Contact PathtoParenthood@juf.org For more information.