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June 30, 2022

Against Everything We Are

Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted just before the Supreme Court released its decision found that 71% of Americans — including majorities of Democrats and Republicans — say decisions about terminating a pregnancy should be left to a woman and her doctor, rather than regulated by the government. As if we needed a poll.

 In the Jewish Journal Dan Schnur (professor at USC, Pepperdine and UC Berkley) reminds us how RBG saw this coming when she suggested that “allowing the abortion debate to be resolved more gradually through the legislative process would have created a more durable and sustainable base of support for reproductive rights” Check out "What would RBG do?" for more on that.

 What does Jewish law say about abortion? Like most questions of halacha, it depends on who you ask. Follow the link for different perspective within the Jewish community and when you do, please remember that if you are on the side of choice a critical one has been taken away from you. With a large majority of the country feeling this way, a political response to this drastic measure should follow. Will it? I’m far from convinced. What do you think?

Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Ana Sazonov Answers Your Questions About Ukraine

On June 16, 2022, at our annual meeting, we hosted Ana Sazonov, executive director at the Jewish Federation of Columbia, SC. Ana recently returned from two weeks of volunteer work at the Ukraine border with Poland and shared her experience with us. We had many questions after and she answered all of them.

 

Greetings From Our Friends - Sent For Our Annual Meeting

Annual meeting greetings from New Bedford friend Ed Asner

Annual meeting greetings from Israeli
journalist and New Bedford friend
Tal Schneider
Annual meeting greetings from
New Bedford friend David Broza

Annual meeting greetings from
New Bedford friend Nancy Spielberg

Annual meeting greetings from our
Partnership team in Afula Israel


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