Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Montclair holds its Repro Shabbat service to support reproductive freedom. The service, organized by the National Council of Jewish Women, is on Saturday, February 18, beginning at 9:45 a.m. NCJW created the annual national service to celebrate a women’s right to choose. All services will be livestreamed.
At 11:30, congregant Aaron Delaney, counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, will present “Defending the Last Abortion Clinic: Inside the Battle for Reproductive Justice in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.” Mr. Delaney represented Mississippi’s last abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, also known as the “Pink House,” for more than a decade. That representation went up to the U.S. Supreme Court and culminated in last year’s decision, where the court reversed 50 years of precedent and overruled Roe v. Wade. Mr. Delaney will discuss the highs and lows of this most recent case and some of the heroes who have fought, and are still fighting, to ensure access to abortion care in the United States.
Shomrei Emunah’s rabbi, Julie Roth, will lead the service, with guest prayer leader Avi Paradise, founder and musical director of Zamru Princeton. For information, call Ehud Klinger at (973) 746-5031, ext. 101. For livestream information go to shomrei.org.