15 Minutes with… Candid Conversations about the Hidden Struggles of Infertility

4th Thursday of each month
Posted on the JCS Facebook Page
January through June 2023

Hear from guests sharing professional and personal insight into the multi-faceted experience of navigating fertility and family building challenges.

Guest Speakers

January 26 – Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Author, Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope
February 23 – Julie Bindeman, Psy-D, Founder/Co-Director of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
March 23 – Meryl B. Rosenberg, ESQ, Attorney & Director, ART (Assistive Reproductive Technologies) Parenting
April 27 – William Petok, PhD, Psychologist specializing in Reproductive Health Challenges
May 25 – Dr. Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD, Fertility Specialist, Shady Grove Fertility, Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
June 22 – Dalia Davis, MA , Co-Founder Uprooted: A Jewish Community Response to Fertility Journeys

We invite you to submit questions anonymously for any of our guests by the 15th of the month in which they are featured.

February’s guest speaker is Dr. Julie Bindeman who will discuss, “Secondary Infertility.”

Dr. Julie Bindeman graduated from the George Washington University and is the co-owner of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington in Rockville, Maryland. Her specialty is in the field of Reproductive Psychology, where she actively writes, lectures, and presents.  She is an approved consultant in EMDR through EMDRIA. She has served on several committees within the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and was elected in 2021 to its Executive Committee.  She served as a former Board Member of the Maryland Psychological Association for over 10 years. Dr. Bindeman is a member of multiple organizations focused on Maternal and Reproductive Mental Health and was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on its Maternal Mental Health Task Force. She was recently awarded the Karl Heiser Award for her legislative efforts on behalf of psychology. Dr. Bindeman has published several chapters and articles pertaining to Reproductive Psychology.

For more information about Seeds of Hope, visit jcsbalt.org/navigating-fertility-journeys
or contact Michelle Goldberg at
mgoldberg@jcsbaltimore.org or 410-843-7355.

Seeds of Hope, a program of Jewish Community Services, is made possible by grants from Michelle & Ira Malis and the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation, a program of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore.

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