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Tuesday, September 20

7:00 pm | In-Person at the Alan J. Levine Theater & Zoom

Staenberg Omaha JCC • 333 S. 132nd St.

Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) for Community Conversations, a series of programs on compelling, current topics impacting the community. 

“Reproductive Rights in Nebraska—Where Do We Go From Here” features a panel of local and national experts in a moderated discussion about protecting reproductive rights in Nebraska.  

OUR GOAL: to equip attendees with tools to advocate for reproductive freedom, learn how to build coalitions, and the best ways to communicate with local lawmakers.

This event is free to attend, but registration is recommended by Monday, September 19th.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the program.

Questions? Please contact Pam Monsky, JCRC Assistant Director, pmonsky@jewishomaha.org or call (402) 334-6572.

Meet our panel

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Rabbi Steven Abraham

Rabbi, Beth El Synagogue

Rabbi Abraham will share Jewish perspectives on abortion and reproductive rights.

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Gilda Sedgh

Principal Advisor, Research and Policy Integration at the Guttmacher Institute

Gilda will focus on levels and trends in unmet need for contraception in developing countries, women’s reasons for contraceptive non-use, and abortions levels and trends worldwide.

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Stephanie L.F. Gustin


Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Gustin is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, she attended the University of Nebraska — Lincoln for her undergraduate education. Dr. Gustin has published or presented on topics throughout the field of Reproductive Endocrinology, including ethnic differences in fertility and reproduction, embryo transfer technique and timing, recurrent pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy, and primary ovarian insufficiency.

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Andi Curry Grubb

Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Nebraska

Andi is a community-oriented leader and a powerful advocate for reproductive and sexual health in Nebraska. She currently serves as the Nebraska State Executive Director for Planned Parenthood North Central States.

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Scout Richters

Senior Legal & Policy Counsel, ACLU of Nebraska

Scout is a fierce defender of Nebraskans’ rights to make their own reproductive health care decisions to protecting the rights of women, and those who are pregnant and parenting at work, at school, in higher education, and while incarcerated, Scout’s work is centered in gender equity and reproductive freedom.

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Dr. Erin Feichtinger

Policy Director, Women’s Fund

Dr. Feichtinger brings her extensive experience working on policy to increase housing security, food security and economic security at both the local and state level.

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Carol Bloch


Carol is a long time civil and reproductive rights advocate and has served on the boards of several local, regional, and national organizations including Planned Parenthood, Anti-defamation League, National Council of Jewish Women, Nebraska Appleseed, Courts Matter Coalition of Nebraska, and the Jewish Community Relations Council.

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About Us

As the public affairs voice of the Jewish Federation of Omaha, the JCRC works to foster a just, democratic and pluralistic society through cooperation with other faith partners, racial, ethnic, and civic groups. Guided by Jewish values, the JCRC fights anti-Semitism, advocates, educates, collaborates, and mobilizes action on issues of importance to the Jewish community, and promotes the security of Israel and Jews everywhere.


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