Beth Ami Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, in association with the National Council of Jewish Women-Colorado, presents its annual Repro Shabbat program. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 12:15 – 2:15pm MST at the Meadows Library, 4800 Baseline Rd., Boulder.
This is the first Repro Shabbat after the fall of Roe and so it’s more important than ever to honor the importance of reproductive health access, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice. As Jews, we should also understand Judaism’s approach to these issues.
Proposals to limit or block access to reproductive health care usually reflect a specifically Christian definition of the beginning of life and limit the termination of pregnancy, even in instances where Jewish law not only permits, but even requires it. Learning the sources that undergird Judaism’s approach to reproductive rights can help illuminate one of the major struggles of our day in new and, sometimes, surprising ways.
After a brief Shabbat and Oneg (bagels & toppings) we’ll engage with the Jewish issue of reproductive rights in the U.S. today from various perspectives. A delegate from the NCJW-Colorado will join us.
We’ll be meeting together in the easily accessible Community Room at the Meadows Library.
Beth Ami is the only Humanistic Jewish congregation in Colorado and is a proud affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. We celebrate Jewish holidays, learning and life cycle events through the secular lens of history, culture, and reason. We believe in the human capacity to create a better world without supernatural intervention.
Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to Jewish past, celebrate Jewish present and link to Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy. We encourage anyone interested in learning about Humanistic Judaism to attend this and all our events.
Let’s do Jewish together – Humanistically!