Remembering Roe Shabbat
Join CJJ at Beth Meyer Synagogue for a Saturday morning Torah service to commemorate the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed our federal right to abortion access for half a century. In Judaism, there is a custom to mark the anniversary date of a death, the yahrtzeit — a time to mourn, to remember, and to honor — by lighting a yahrtzeit candle to remind us of the loss and bring light into a dark period.
Beth Meyer's Social Action Committee is joining The National Council of Jewish Women and CJJ to mark the first anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision in which the court held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer a right to abortion. We will be joined by special guest Rachel Kashy, a family nurse practitioner working in the field of reproductive health.
About our speaker:
Rachel Kashy is a Family Nurse Practitioner by education and training, working in the field of sexual and reproductive health. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both psychology and nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as an emergency nurse for 5 years at trauma centers, community hospitals, and a free-standing emergency department in both Richmond and New Orleans. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans Master of Science in Nursing program in May 2020 and began her nurse practitioner career at Tulane University, working on a phase II clinical trial investigating a COVID-19 vaccine. She has since served as a graduate teaching assistant, a provider in urgent care and internal medicine, and now as a clinician at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. She is a proud and active member of both her state and national professional organizations and a fierce advocate for reproductive justice.
Join CJJ in ritual on the morning of June 24, 2023 to mark the moment in community. Register below to get updates, receive follow up and a livestream link.