This weekend, I wrapped up one of the best conferences I’ve attended. The 2021 Practical Support Summit was so impactful, and we covered topics from centering women of color, supporting frontline volunteers, the intersection of practical support and climate disaster, working with youth, and more.
My latest for Rewire News Group is live! I speak to Carly Manes and Emulsify, author and illustrator of a new children’s picture book, “What’s An Abortion Anyway?”
A few weeks ago, a publicist for a very new book emailed me and asked if I would speak with the author. I wasn’t sure what to expect but agreed after I received a copy of the memoir, “I’ve Had One Too.”
“For as long as there have been a Jewish people, there have been questions about what it means to be a part of the Jewish people.”
I am extraordinarily grateful to have experienced a very innovative exploration of these questions in “Authenticity and Identity,” an art exhibit house in Adas Israel Congregation here in Washington, DC. The exhibit features over 70 artworks from over 40 artists–but no criteria were given for the kind of Jew the artists had to be to enter their art, as long as the art focused in some way on the questions of Jewish identity and authenticity.
Yesterday, I had the honor of sitting on a panel called Faith Driven Activism for one of my favorite organizations, Reproaction. It was incredible getting to talk with Erin, the executive director, about all the ways my Judaism deeply informs my fight for abortion access and reproductive justice, in addition to the work I’m doing within the Jewish community to affirm that those ideals are in fact Jewish values.
In my latest article for The Progressive, I outline why the abortion bans being proposed in Florida are disastrous.
What a week! I am floored and overwhelmed by how much coverage my haggadah supplement has gotten. Clearly, there is a deep need for feminist additions and interpretations of our Jewish texts, rituals, and traditions. I hope that this supplement is just the start of the conversation.
Last week, the Passover insert I wrote for National Council of Jewish Women–The Five Women of the Exodus: A Feminist Supplement to the Haggadah–became available! Download, print, and share it here!
It’s the best time of the year! All across the country, local abortion funds are launching their annual–and biggest–fundraisers. This year, I’m so excited to help the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund reach their goal of $12,000.
This Shabbat, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is hosting over 200 events across the country for #ReproShabbat! Local synagogues, NCJW sections, Hillels, JCCs, Federations, and more will be hosting panels, discussions, giving d’var Torahs (sermons), and inviting local reproductive justice activists to participate–all to affirm that abortion access is a Jewish value.