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Abortion in the Courts, the Clinic and in the Codes of Jewish Law

February 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Rabbi Davis, Kristy Wesson and Sara Lederman as they speak about what Jewish law regarding abortion, how abortion plays out in the courts and why this is a religious freedom issue.

Kristy Wesson is the Director of Communications and Programming and Courts Matter Minnesota lead for NCJW Minnesota. A Chicago native, Kristy and her family have lived in the Twin Cities for 16 years and will proudly declare the Minnesota State Fair as the best there is to anyone who inquires. She is honored to collaborate in the mission and work of NCJW and Courts Matter.
Sara Lederman is a third year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and a lifelong member of the Beth El community. During her time in medical school she has been active in several reproductive justice focused efforts including UnRestrict MN, Just the Pill, and Medical Students for Choice. Outside of advocacy, Sara loves to teach yoga at Masonic Children’s Hospital as a volunteer, work as a student clinician at a local free clinic in the Phillips neighborhood, and play the ukulele (though not very well). She gets particularly excited working with young adults, helping them make decisions about all aspects of their health, including their reproductive and sexual health. Sara earned her MPH in health policy and administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and her BA in anthropology from Barnard College in New York City.

This learning is in partnership with NCJW as they lead up to Repro Shabbat on February 12. Repro Shabbat is an opportunity for congregations, organizations, and communities to celebrate the critical importance of reproductive health access, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice, and to learn more about Judaism’s approach to these issues.


February 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry Street West
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416 United States


Beth El Synagogue (Organizer)