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Borough Park Brooklyn, NY - "Bonei Olam Does Not Give Up"

Published on: May 10, 2007 11:18 AM
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Borough Park Brooklyn, NY - A row of over 20 credit card machines lined the entrance to the main hall of the Ateres Chaya hall in Borough Park, Brooklyn, and by the end of the night had pulled in several hundred thousand dollars for Bonei Olam, a haredi organization that raises money to help fund fertility treatments for religious couples struggling to get pregnant.
The annual fundraiser is considered one of the most popular events of the year in this neighborhood, and this years event brought in upwards of 10,000 people.

For no other group has infertility treatment become as much of a cause celebre as it has for the haredim, for whom the subject is by no means new. For haredim, having children is not elective, it is the “purpose of the union between man and woman” said Shlomo Chaimovits, president of Agudath Israel of Borough Park, who attended the fundraiser.
“How long can you run before your soles run out?” said Chaimovits. “Bonei Olam does not give up.” To date, Bonei Olam has helped over 2000 couples, and has helped in bringing about the birth of 674 babies.

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In 1999, when Bonei Olam opened, the five founders got no encouragement. “The subject of infertility was still taboo, and it wasn’t talked about,” said Rivkie Kleinbart, one of the group’s founders. “You can say we brought it out of the closet, but we had to be careful.”
The group has since expanded to nine locations around the world, including branches in Israel, London, Belgium, and Dublin. [J-Post]


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 May 10, 2007 at 01:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Too bad organizations aren't dealing with the shidduch crisis

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 May 10, 2007 at 01:28 PM Anonymous Says:

12:25 pm - There ARE Jews who live outside NY!

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 May 10, 2007 at 12:55 PM Anonymous Says:

vist www.boneiolam.org

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 May 10, 2007 at 12:48 PM Anonymous Says:

As I am very fond of Bonei Olams mission and their publicity- let us not forget a very important organization that is at the forefront for infertility A T.I.M.E.
The guidance ,support and direction to navigate infertility is unbelievable.
2 unbelievable organisations

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 May 10, 2007 at 12:46 PM Anonymous Says:

the addres of bonei olem is:
1755-46th street
brooklyn ny 11204
(718) 252-1212
www.boneiolam.org

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 May 10, 2007 at 12:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Keep up the good work!!! But what are they doing in "Dublin"?

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 May 10, 2007 at 12:23 PM Anonymous Says:

what is the address so I can send a donation?
Thank You

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 May 10, 2007 at 11:56 AM Anonymous Says:

Mee k'amchoo yisrooeil. Keep up the amazing work.

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 Feb 14, 2010 at 01:35 PM the wife Says:

This is good to help, but the laws about when a husband and wife might have physical union are the problem. If a woman ovulates during the unclean time, there will never be a baby.

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