Reproductive freedom is a Jewish value. The National Council of Jewish Women hosts Repro Shabbat annually on the Shabbat when we read Parshat Mishpatim, which contains the verses commonly used as the foundation of Judaism’s approach to reproductive health, rights, and justice. In these challenging times, we are as committed as ever to exploring these issues.
Join us for our Repro Shabbat on February 9th! We will be joined by Claire Teylouni, Reproductive Equity Now‘s Director of Government Affairs, and Bianca Passarelli, Healthcare Provider at Women’s Health Services in Brookline to discuss this important issue.
Claire Teylouni is the Director of Government Affairs for Reproductive Equity Now, where she manages the organization’s policy portfolio. Claire joined Reproductive Equity Now in August 2021, after nearly seven years of public service experience at both the state and federal level. Prior to joining the Repro Equity Now team, Claire served as Regional Director for Senator Ed Markey for the 3rd, 5th, and 6th Congressional Districts, and previously worked as Legislative Aide to State Representative Christine Barber for two legislative sessions. Claire graduated from the University of Denver in 2013, with a double major in Political Science and Environmental Science.
Bianca Passarelli is a Brookline resident, mom of two teens, and a nurse practitioner specializing in family planning, sexual health, and cancer prevention. Bianca has a BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College and Master’s degree in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Bianca is double board certified in Adult/Geriatric care and Women’s Health.
Bianca’s strong commitment to reproductive justice started in her youth, being born and raised in Brazil, a country yet to grant its people the right to legal abortion. Bianca has been working in the family planning/abortion care space since 2001, and is the first non-physician provider to be trained to provide procedural abortion care in Massachusetts.
Bianca works at Women’s Health Services in Brookline providing abortion care, and at Boston Medical Center conducting research in HPV related cancer.
When not seeing patients Bianca can be found knitting, weight lifting, or hanging out with her four black cats.
Please enter through the glass doors on Marshal Street next to the parking lot.