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TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud

  • 07:30 PM
  • JCC Manhattan

Join Lab/Shul and Naomi Less for a tapestry of song, dance, and monologue highlighting the fertility challenges of people in the New York Jewish community. Artistically developed by Uprooted and the In[heir]itance Project, with support from UJA-Federation of New York, co-created by Naomi Less, Dalia Davis, Jon Adam Ross, and Glenn Grossman, and drawing on true stories shared by community members in one-on-one discussions and open salons, TRYmester explores the many twists and turns that can occur on the journey toward family. Come increase awareness and sensitivity toward this topic by experiencing the cycles of emotions that arise while facing fertility challenges in the Jewish community. And hear about new community-based supports.

The performance is approximately an hour long. Click here to purchase tickets.


Trymester Performance Team

Co-Creators: Naomi Less, Dalia Davis, Jon Adam Ross, and Glenn Grossman
Director: Chantal Pavageaux
Choreographer: Dalia Davis
Book: Jon Adam Ross
Original Music: Naomi Less and Glenn Grossman
Poetry: Elana Bell and Vanessa Hidary
Project Manager: Ariel Warmflash
Stage/Production Manager: Zija Lubin-West
Performers: Shawn Shafner, Jessey Dylan, Kayla Starr Bryan, and Naomi Less
Musician: Beth Styles



7:30 pm



JCC Manhattan334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street, New York, NY



Click here to purchase tickets.

Questions? Please contact Shana Bloom at 212.836.1736 or .



Special thanks to these community organizations for making the performance possible:

Uprooted, In[heir]itance Project, Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community, Harold and Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson, JCC Manhattan, Jewish Board for Family and Children Services, Lab/Shul, Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center, The SAJ (Society for the Advancement of Judaism), Westchester Jewish Community Services.