August 2

Real Torah / Real Life: Abortion, Beyond Law

August 2, 12:00 am —
August 3, 12:00 am

Online
Session times to be announced

Real Torah / Real Life:
Abortion, Beyond Law

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

Virtual Sessions on Tuesday August 2-Wednesday, August 3
In-Person Sessions in NYC to be announced

In 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.

Join us and learn from sensitive teachers who 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.

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

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.

For more information about co-sponsorship, contact Allie Kanter at kanter@hadar.org.