Dear Family and Friends,
This year, with God’s help, we’ll again be participating in the ATIME Shas-A-Thon. Last year’s event was one of the most inspiring experiences of our lives (you can see footage from last year's Shas-A-Thon here)
. We are so excited that on February 16, 2020, we will be learning together with hundreds of others as we finish the entire Talmud together in one day! I apologize for the length of this mesage, but there is so much to say about ATIME and the Shas-A-Thon that we feel as if we cannot stifle ourselves.
ATIME is an organization that is near and dear to our families, and if you or anyone you know is struggling with infertility, it should be to you as well. ATIME takes care of couples in so many ways. From providing hashgacha on fertility treatments to bringing meals to couples on procedure days, often times to far-away medical facilities. Not to mention their incredible Shabbaton for couples suffering from primary infertility or WhatsApp, phone, and in-person chizuk groups to bring couples together to support one another. The above incredible resources tremendously aid couples as they navigate their own journeys to build their families. We're not simply listing these resources from a list online or any brochure: We (Willie & Estee, Eliezer's sister) utilized every one of those above services as we charted our course through starting our beautiful family. Without ATIME, we, and many close friends, simply would not be where we are today. Countless other couples have benefited from those resources, as well as hospitality arrangements for procedures that take place on Shabbos of Yom Tov, medical and therapy referrals, and support for pregnancy loss or stillbirths. Thank God, many of the people we’ve become close with, and many more that we don’t know, have seen their yeshua come to be. Yet, there are many more who are still waiting. Every dollar we raise goes to support them on their path to the family they are dreaming of.
Our ambitious goal this year is $18,000.
We are grateful to our generous donors this year and last year who have helped us, and in turn, helped countless couples that are still in need of their yeshua. We are hopeful, with Hashem's help, that this is the year when their dreams of zara chaya vekayama are fulfilled.
Willie Balk & Eliezer Gross