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Friday Evening Service, Dinner & Reproductive Justice Panel Presentation (Hybrid)

Join us in the sanctuary to welcome Shabbat in song and prayer with uplifting music, inspiring liturgy, and a short teaching. This service is also accessible on Zoom. Following services, please join us for Shabbat dinner and a discussion: Post-Roe America: Where do we go from here?

The June 24th Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade resulted in a reproductive equity crisis in the United States. TBE joins with thousands of synagogues nationally in launching TBE Congregants for Reproductive Justice (CRJ) to address our right to bodily autonomy and reproductive decision-making—that every person can make their own moral and faith-informed decisions about their body, health, and family. In sum, reproductive justice, including abortion, is a Jewish value.

Join CRJ for a status update on reproductive justice, nationally and locally as well as actions that TBECRJ is undertaking. Learn about abortion-access “wins” such as the mid-term election ballot initiatives and the FDA’s approval of retail pharmacy dispensing of abortion pills. But also, the continued efforts of state legislatures and state Attorneys Generals to restrict and punish abortion seekers and providers.

We will also meet TBE’s newest partner, Health Quarters Lawrence, a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care center. They will share the experiences of front-line providers as they negotiate issues surrounding abortion and the ways in which CRJ can support HealthQ’s patients and providers through the Chavilat tipol Care Package Project!

Share this event with your friends and family.  All are welcome to participate!

Registration and Health & Safety: Click on the RSVP registration button above to let us know you will be joining us for dinner. Click here to see our up-to-date health and safety guidelines. Services and the panel presentation will be available on Zoom and pre-registration is required. Please click the purple registration bar above to pre-register. Once you have registered, your unique access link will be emailed to you. If you’re new to Zoom, watch a tutorial or read written instructions on how to join a Zoom video call.

Resources
View the Shabbat flyer
Access our Zoom Shabbat Siddur
View our Challah Baking guide
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