Jewish Abortion Access Coalition



National Council of Jewish Women launched the Jewish Abortion Access Coalition (JAAC) in 2021, recognizing the growing need for education, deeper strategic coordination, power building, and collaboration among Jewish organizations that support abortion access.

JAAC is a national coalition that mobilizes the Jewish community to advance reproductive freedom. Through education and engagement opportunities, JAAC brings together national Jewish organizations across denominations to advance a Jewish vision of reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Our Vision

Guided by the Jewish values of kavod habriot — dignity for all human beings — and tzedek — justice — we dream of a world where each person’s reproductive journey is rich with compassion and free of stigma. We believe our collective Jewish voices make an important contribution to the larger reproductive rights and justice movement. We recognize the imperative to center those communities most impacted and aim to inform our strategies with input from Reproductive Justice leaders. We know our faith-based voice is critical to shift the narrative on the intersection of abortion and religion. People of faith can and do believe in access to abortion.

Jewish law not only permits abortion, but even requires abortion under certain circumstances. Bans on abortion and restrictions on reproductive health care violate our beliefs rooted in Judaism. Working with faith-based, and non-faith-based partners, JAAC aims to change the narrative on abortion and religion through a powerful Jewish movement advocating for abortion access because of our religion, not in spite of it.

Our Work

  • Monthly Meetings
  • Trainings and Educational Opportunities
  • Lobby Days
  • Social Media Days of Action
  • Webinars
  • Sign-On Letters
  • Petitions
  • Repro Shabbat
  • …and more!
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Our Impact

  • Engaging thousands from the Jewish community around major inflection points including the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the leaked Dobbs draft opinion, the overturning of Roe v. Wade as well as the one year anniversary of the disastrous decision, and more.
  • Getting Out The Vote through phone banking for state ballot initiatives, helping to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice.
  • Galvanizing the Jewish community to call on President Biden and Vice President Harris to examine all possible avenues to make abortion care accessible to all.
  • Increasing cosponsors to the Women’s Health Protection Act, Right to Contraception Act, and Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation (SAD) Act.
  • Helping to destigmatize the word “abortion” in the Jewish community.
  • Mobilizing Jewish organizations large and small across denominations to advocate for abortion access.
  • Providing values-based messaging utilized by the Jewish community.
  • Creating a storybank for Jewish abortion storytellers.
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Member Organizations



American Jewish World Service

The Association of Rabbis and Cantors Board (ARC)


Be’chol Lashon


Bend the Arc

Central Conference of American Rabbis




JCC Association of North America


Jewish Democratic Council of America


Jewish Labor Committee

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

Jewish Women’s Archive

Jewish Women of Color Marching (JWOC)


JOIN for Justice


Lilith Magazine

Moishe House

Moving Traditions


Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

Rabbinical Assembly

Reconstructing Judaism

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

Religious Action Center

Repair the World


Society for Humanistic Judaism

SHJ / Jews for a Secular Democracy

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Women of Reform Judaism

Women’s Rabbinic Network

Worker’s Circle