offered by Christ Church, Los Altos, and Congregation Beth Am
Christ Church Los Altos and Congregation Beth Am are offering After Roe: A Interfaith Havdalah Service for losing Abortion Access. Havdalah, in Jewish tradition, marks a moment of separation. In our country, we are marking a very significant separation: the separation from one way of being with abortion access in this country — for nearly 50 years — and another. Separation between a country where abortion was the legal law of this land to a country where this is no longer so. Separation between a country where women held fundamental rights to bodily autonomy to one where their freedoms are imperiled in many states. As Shabbat draws to a close this week, we will join with interfaith communities in the ritual of Havdalah, creating a space to mourn, to sing, to pray, to connect, and to unite in solidarity. While we recognize that perspectives on abortion vary in the Church, there are many in our community who are disappointed, angry, and grieving. This service offers a space to remember that we are not alone, to comfort one another and to stand together, committing to the daunting work that lies yet before us.
Contact: Deanne Phillips, email@example.com