ROOTS groups are monthly small dinner groups for those confronting a family building challenge.

What is The ROOTS?
The ROOTS groups are micro-communities of 8-12 adults who are confronting a family building challenge.

Why participate in The ROOTS?
Small groups often provide healing and connecting opportunities different than individual friends or family. Through The ROOTS, participants will reflect on their family-building experience, find Jewish spiritual healing, and connect with others going through a fertility journey over monthly small dinner groups.The hope is that participants build long-lasting connections with peers and mentors that will offer valuable sources of support during your family-building journey.

Where do The ROOTS groups take place?
Each group will be hosted either in the home of a community member or a partner synagogue. Three groups launch this spring in:

When do the groups meet?
Our Cambridge group meets at 7 pm on:
Monday, March 23
Monday, April 13
Thursday, May 14
Thursday, June 4

Our Needham group meets at 6:30 pm on:
Thursday, March 26
Thursday, May 7
Tuesday, June 9
Wednesday, June 24

Our Brookline group meets at 7:45 pm on:
Monday, March 23
Thursday, April 23
Tuesday, May 19
Tuesday, June 16

Who leads The ROOTS?
A Spiritual Advisor will guide participants through experiential learning that aims to ease the pain people feel when moving through Jewish and secular holidays without the children they so deeply desire.

Who can participate in The ROOTS?
All persons – Jews, Jewishly curious persons, and Jewishly-connected partners – are welcome at ROOTS programs.

These struggles may derive from:
Pregnancy loss
Secondary infertility
Non-traditional family building and any other challenges that you may be facing on your journey toward growing your family.

Holidays in our spring's program cycle include:
Mother's Day
Father's Day

Questions? Contact Rachel at

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General Admission: USD 0.00