Recently it was announced that a statewide coalition of organizations, led by Planned Parenthood but including Reform synagogues and the Religious Action Center-Florida (RAC-FL), the ACLU, National Council of Jewish Women and other interfaith organizations are leading an effort to limit government interference with abortion. This would be done by passing a ballot initiative during the election in November 2024. To learn more about this, you can read this news article.
Temple Beth El is proud to be participating in this effort, which will require the collection of nearly 1,000,000 signatures from registered voters around the state.
Download, print and sign the petition. Blank petitions will also be available to fill out at Temple Beth El’s Schaefer Family Campus and Beck Family Campus.
Drop off signed petitions at either campus.
Volunteer to drive completed petition sheets to a collection hub in West Palm Beach to ensure their timely receipt. Click here if you are a Temple Beth El member who would like to volunteer.
Schaefer Family Campus
333 SW 4th Avenue
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beck Family Campus
9800 Yamato Road
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Attend an online training run by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm to learn more about how you can participate and help us get more signatures throughout the community.
Volunteer at the petition table for the fight towards Reproductive Freedom at Temple events to try to get signatures from our congregation and community members.
We need petitions signed from voters in every Florida voting district.
Please share this initiative with friends and family who are registered voters throughout the state! Bring and collect petitions to graduations, hair appointments, family dinners and more to help as many people as possible be able to sign.
If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact Heather Erez.
“Jewish tradition, however, is very clear that if carrying a fetus threatens the health of the mother, then it is our obligation to terminate that pregnancy to save the mother’s life. And that threat is not necessarily limited to the physical health of the mother but also concerns her mental health.”
Watch this class given by Rabbi Dan Levin in June 2022 after the overturning of Roe v. Wade about what Judaism says about a woman’s right to choose.
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton leaders and members of the congregation discuss the reproductive rights ballot initiative in Florida and tell their powerful personal stories about abortion access.