"I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day,
that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse;
therefore, choose life, that you may live, you and your seed. "
It is of vital importance that the Jewish community learn about abortion. We offer traditional Jewish views on abortion, the effects of abortion on the Jewish community, and the ways concerned Jews can promote life saving alternatives.
Cecily founded the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation in 2005. A native of Pittsburgh, she obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh. Cecily is a member of Congregation Ahavath Achim, a traditional synagogue located in Carnegie, PA, and resides in the Pittsburgh area with her husband, Tom.
Tom earned a BA in Early Childhood Development from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a math wiz and
common sense guru.
Peggy has been employed for over 45 years in various healthcare environments, including critical care, mental health, corrections, and military service. She is board certified in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing. In October 2015, she was commissioned as a Faith Community Nurse.
Marsha Plafkin is founder of
ART AS RESPONSA LLC. She has an MA in Bible from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Marsha's studies at JTSA included a year at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Please learn more at Art as Responsa
Maker of Heaven and Earth,
Master of the Universe.
Major literary accomplishments
include the Torah, Prophets, and Writings.
The Jewish Pro-Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. Since 2006, we have been saving Jewish lives by promoting alternatives to abortion in the Jewish community. We provide education about the development, viability and sanctity of unborn life, as well as traditional Jewish law regarding abortion.
We inspire Jews to welcome pre-born Jewish children into the inclusive movement of modern Jewish life and religion. We also provide adoption referrals.
We teach our community about the harmful effects of abortion, and provide support to Jewish women and men who suffer from post abortion syndrome.
The Jewish Pro-Life Foundation is not affiliated with any Jewish denomination,
political organization, or the messianic movement.
We at the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation respect the privacy of every individual who contacts us by phone, email, or the postal service. We guard with great care the anonymity of every recipient of our services as well as donors and volunteers to our organization.
You can be assured that any contact with us will be held in the strictest of confidence.