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Reproductive Freedom is a Jewish Value

JCRC of Jewish Silicon Valley Condemns Supreme Court Decision Commits to Work in Coalition with County & State.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Jewish Silicon Valley joins the majority of Americans who oppose the overturning of Roe v. Wade and condemn the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.

“Prohibiting abortion access is contrary to Jewish law, traditions, and our principal value of saving a life; it enshrines specific religious imperatives in American law. Judaism compels us to stand for all life, and we prioritize the life and health of a pregnant person.” (JCPA Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe V. Wade)

We look to state and local governments to protect core freedoms and save lives. The JCRC commits to working in coalition with the Santa Clara County and California governments to ensure access to medical care and reproductive rights.

JCRC will continue to connect our community to meaningful opportunities to support women seeking abortions in our region, and to join in the fight to protect fundamental reproductive rights and religious freedom for all Americans.


WE BEGIN TOMORROW

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 9:30am*

Join Rabbi Lisa Levenberg for a brief shabbat service and singing before joining the larger community rally.

Meet behind San Jose City Hall.

Questions? Text Rabbi Levenberg at 408.645.0997 or join her WhatsApp group.

*Optional sign-making at 9:00am.


As previously shared, the community is invited to two virtual gatherings in the coming weeks:

Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30pm
Reproductive Justice: A Virtual Panel Discussion

Experts specializing in various fields will discuss the practical, faith and policy aspects of reproductive justice. With Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, Nurse-Midwife Bethany Golden, and Rabbi Nancy Kasten (member of Reform Rabbis for Repro). Presented by The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) San Francisco & Robin Brasso Social Justice Initiative.

Free; Register Here

Wednesday, July 13, 7:00pm
Reproductive Rights: Where are we? Next Steps?

Cantor Devorah Felder Levy (Congregation Shir Hadash), Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz (Congregation Emeth) and Rabbi Zoe McCoon (Temple Beth Torah – Fremont) will reflect and open a dialogue with our local community on where we are and what our next communal steps should be.

RSVP: [email protected]

To learn about actions organized by the National Council of Jewish Women, connect through their website.


“The whole world is a very narrow bridge, but the important​​ thing is not to be afraid.”
Rabbi Nachman of Breslav