Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Puah Institute

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Judaism, Religion, Religion-Related, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Devoted to helping couples with fertility problems and women in all stages of life fulfill their dreams of building a family. Counselors at Puah Institute embody a unique synthesis of rabbinical knowledge and specialized training in modern reproductive medicine. Couples receive personal counseling, free of charge, and supervision for treatment in a sensitive, caring, and discreet environment, in accordance with halacha.

Geographic areas served: International: offices in Jerusalem, New York, Los Angeles, Paris,

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I use the Puah Institute mainly when i am pregnant. there are Rabbys in the Puah Institute who are available on the phone every day and are ready to answer any question! They do it for free! completely no charge. In addition, I told families who have fertility issues to talk to this institute. I know they are a big help. In conclusion, the Puah Institute does an "Avodat Kodesh"!!!

Previous Stories
13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

אני נעזרתי מספר פעמים במכון פועה. בכל פעם בה פניתי למכון, קיבלתי יחס חם ועזרה מכל הלב! מקומות רבים דורשים תשלום גבוה על מתן עזרה מכל סוג שהוא, ואף לדברים קטנים ביותר, לעומתם, מכון פועה לא דורש כלום!!! הרבנים ענו לשאלותיי בטלפון ובמקרה הצורך הרב גם התקשר אלי בעצמו! המון תודה למכון פועה! המכון שנותן ולא מקבל! שירבו גופים כמותכם!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Puah Institute is a fabulous organization that helps couples all over the world with infertility issues. The issues that these couples are struggling with are not only physically challenging, but emotionally and psychologically challenging as well. The people who work at Puah handle their clients in such a manner that they feel they are part of a safe, loving and supportive family. The Rabbis and other staff members at Puah Institute are so passionate and genuine in all that they do- it is a pleasure to volunteer at Puah!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at Puah recently since I had some free time and was amazed with what I saw! The staff there dedicate their lives to helping others that they don't even know! Sooo much time and effort they happily donate to a cause they all firmly believe in. I personally believe they feel blessed and rewarded to be in the position to help those who are in need of their multitude of services. They really help take away some of the pain and doubts from what is a very painful and humbling experience. I would definitely recommend calling them if you are in need of their wonderful services.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

בס"ד שלום רב הייתי בקשר עם המכון פעמים רבות לשאלות הלכתיות, ותמיד נעניתי בסבלנות ואריכות. לפני כ-3 שנים בהריוני עם תאומים שיהיו בריאים,סייע לי המכון רבות עם שאלות הלכתיות ורפואיות שונות שהיו לי, הכוונה לרופא מומחה באופן פרטי עם סיוע כלכלי של המכון, ולא פחות חשוב- הרבה תמיכה רגשית ועידוד. גם כשבישרתי להם על הלידה הרגשתי שבאמת שמחים איתי. הייתי אז בקשר עם טובה מהמכון, שהיתה מעל לכל ציפיה. מקסימה. אני מדריכה כלות לפני חתונתן, ונותנת להן תמיד את הטלפון של המכון, אם יש שאלות כלשהן בהלכות טהרת המשפחה, הריונות וכד', אני יודעת שזו צידה לדרך חשובה שיש ביכולתי להעניק לזוג הצעיר.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

At Puah Institute, you find the most devoted staff. Very informative, helpful, and ethical. Working with their staff is indeed a very uplifting experience. I have used their professional couseling as well, and couldn't be happie with the results that I got.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

the puah institute does a great servise for jewish couples who otherwise don't have where to turn for help with fertility and womens health issues.they have helped many thousands of couples,and are directly responsible for bringing thousands of children into the world.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this is an organization that does really important work for the jewish people,by helping jewish couples experiencing fertility problems to bring children into the world.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

the puah institute is a wonderful organization that helps countless couples deal with fertility problems according to jewish tradition in a harm and helping enviroment it is a graet pleasure for me to volunteer here.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have had the privilage for a personal connection with some of the puah staff and the effect they have on all thoes around them is astounding. they bring joy to this world which many benefit from all around the world. may they keep up the great work, we all are gratefull for.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Puah due to my close proximity to some of the clinics they work with. Since starting I have been impressed with their sensitivity and heartfelt wish to help couples struggling through infertility. The pain of having no children is truly one of the toughest challenges life can throw your way. Compassion is not what is needed, but real hope and real assistance, which is what Puah offers. One time I witnessed as they helped a bride freeze her eggs before she got married and started chemotherapy. Her chances of having her own baby and being able to raise the child was instrumental in giving her courage to fight for her life. That strength to carry on with dignity and security that they are doing all they can, to become another link in the chain of life is amazing to see in the eyes of new parents.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for the past four and a half years for Puah. I feel good knowing that I can make a mother and father to be feel secured with our organization when providing them with supervision during their treatments in the lab. It is rewarding to know that I am helping these couples become future parents.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have personally visited the Headquarters in Israel and met with the remarkable coterie of professionals...Their selfless dedication to assisting those facing serious family and fertility difficulties is unmatched.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Puah for about 10 years. I have a friend who had trouble conceiving for many years. Her pain was silent and unbearable. Finally, after a successful IVF treatment she became pregnant for the first time with triplets. However, it was not meant to be and she lost all three babies at 25 weeks. At the same time I was introduced to Puah and understood the need for such an organization. The rabbincal staff are not only up-to-date in the latest research and technology worldwide in the field of fertility but they share the pain of each and every couple. The policy at Puah is to never close a file until a baby is conceived. It is a great mitzvah to be part of bringing a jewish neshama into this world. To strengthen am yisrael and to give couples the greatest gift ever. My friend had a happy ending....after counselling with Puah and as they predicted she had a daughter through natural conception within the same year.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a clinical social worker, I have witnesses the sadness and frustration of couple's with fertility issues and most notably the stress of infertility places on their marriage and self-concept. Puah, in their desire to help couples conceive, take a comprehensive approach that addresses the physical as well as the emotional well being of the couple and they do it with compassion and understanding. Their work is invaluable to the jewish community.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a community Rabbi, I consult with many couples that are faced with challenges of fertility. Aside from their knowledge and expertise in Jewish legal issues, their sensitivity, caring and concern for the couple is extraordinary. They provide so much comfort, safety and practical insights to the people they help. Additionally, PUAH trained a number of women in our community to serve as the halachic supervisors during the fertility treatments. The level of professionalism they bring to this is impressive to even the most advanced physicians and clinics in the area. Rabbi Shraga Sherman

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

זכיתי להשתתף באחת מתכניות הלימודים של המכון. כך נחשפתי למאור הפנים ולאכפתיות של אנשי המכון. בזכות הקורס שלמדתי אני זוכה לסייע לנשים שסביבי במה שלמדתי ובקישורן למכון לשאלות וסיוע נוסף.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

היינו נשואים 3 שנים. כמעט על סף ייאוש לאחר שכל הבדיקות והרופאים לא גילו שום דבר, ועדיין לא היינו בהריון. הרב מרדכי אליהו שליט"א הפנה אותנו לרב בורשטיין שליט"א ומאז הכל השתנה. הרב בורשטיין קיבל אותנו במאור פנים ותוך זמן קצר היינו עם רשימה מסודרת של בדיקות, צילומים ושם של רופא מתאים. כשברכתו והתעניינותו של הרב בורשטיין אתנו, תוך זמן קצר התבשרנו על ההריון הראשון. מאז אנחנו נעזרים במכון בכל מה שקשור לפסיקות הלכתיות במקרים קלים ומסובכים שנתקלנו בהם, ותמיד במאור פנים, בסבלנות ובמקצועיות ללא פשרות. כשהרבנים המשיבים לא בטוחים בפסק, הם מתייעצים וחוזרים עם תשובה מוסמכת. איך הסתדרנו קודם בלעדי מכון פועה, הרב בורשטין שליט"א והצוות הנפלא שם.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

שרות מדהים אכפתיות ומקצוענות- שילוב נדיר בימינו. שירבו כמותם בישראל!!! תודה מיוחדת להדר ממחלקת הדרכה על רצינותה ומסירותה גם בשעות לילה מאוחרות כשהיה צריך.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

puah help to all people in there intimate life and all the think that people need a help... thanks at all...

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful institute! They help to all the callers, cheerfully and responsibly. "PUAH" is a unique in its extent of knowledge in the field of medicine and Halacha. This makes possible to help to the thousdnds of couples whom have a suffering of fertileness' hardness. They recommend them about the successful cares, and refer to the best hospitals and doctors for the specific care. They supply also Halachic ascorp and advice. We have no institute else like that. Also who have an easier problems can be helped by them.