Abortion, Beyond Law

Date: Aug 02, 2022 - Aug 03, 2022

Sponsor: JTS Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice | Online Learning

Category: Online Learning

Real Torah / Real Life: Abortion, Beyond Law

Convened by Hadar, in partnership with the JTS Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice, SVIVAH, HerTorah, and the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

Virtual Sessions: Tuesday August 2–Wednesday, August 3
In-Person Sessions in New York City to be announced

At a time when the dignity and agency of people navigating hard realities of pregnancy is being denied, there is much work to be done. Alongside taking action, it is also a moment to reach for the narratives and theologies that strengthen us in this work. Embracing our Jewish tradition, we can find a much-needed religious voice of care and compassion towards experiences of abortion.

JTS faculty member Dr. Shira Billett is among the teachers who will bring our rich tradition to encounter the complexities of people’s real lives, in theory and in practice. We will lift up a vision of Torah that can hold us—as individuals and as a society—as we do the beautiful, hard, and messy work of filling the world with life, work which has always included life, loss, and decisions to end pregnancies.

We will begin this exploration with a women’s-only* space for study, reflection, and community support on Tuesday evening, August 2, presented by SVIVAH and HerTorah.

*SVIVAH defines “Jewish woman” as anyone wishing to be included in a circle of Jewish women. If you want to be there, we want you to be there.