Reproductive Rights: Purchasing and Packing Gift Bags for Abortion Patients

For our first event, Beth Emet’s Reproductive Rights Task Force is supporting Planned Parenthood of Illinois packing care bags to people who have had abortions. Our goal is to provide 100 bags. You are invited to donate funds, purchase supplies through our Amazon wishlist, and/or help pack the bags. We’ll also write notes to abortion patients and clinic staff. Inspired by Anya and Teo Siegel-Acevedo’s Gemilut Chasadim Project, we are continuing the work as a full congregation.

You can participate in any or all of these ways:

  1. Make a donation to help purchase the supplies. Each complete bag costs $18.00, and donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.
    • Click on this link to donate through Make sure to choose “Reproductive Rights care packages” in the drop-down.
    • Alternatively, Beth Emet members can log into your account, select Donate, and choose “Reproductive Rights care packages” on the drop down.
  2. Purchase supplies directly from our Amazon registry; they will be shipped directly to Beth Emet.
    • Note: Donations and purchases must be completed by February 27 so that all supplies are on hand for our packing day!
  3. We invite you and your family to join us at 4:00 pm on March 4 to assemble the care packages, write cards to the patients and clinic staff, enjoy some snacks, music and Havdalah as a community with Cantor Cotler.

All ages are welcome!

Questions? Contact Kathy Kaberon

Members Register for the March 4 event here

Non-Members Register for the March 4 event here