Welcome to the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation

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Our Mission

The Jewish Pro-Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. 

Since 2006, we have been saving Jewish lives by promoting life saving solutions to unplanned pregnancy 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.

Please donate to support our mission

Deuteronomy 30:19   

"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."

Our Work


We work with Jews to grow their families through the  joy and mitzvah of adoption. 


Community Education

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.


Post Abortion

Emotional and spiritual healing after abortion. Following the work of Maimonides, the program offers a structured pathway for t'shuvah (Repentence) and refuah (Healing). 


Our Resources

Pro-Life Video Library

Beautiful videos that inform and inspire.


Jewish Spirituality

Our Pro-Life Tradition


Document Library

A Wealth of Information


Our Team

Cecily Routman, President

Cecily founded the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation in 2005. A native of Pittsburgh, she was Bat Mitzvah at then conservative synagogue Beth Samuel Jewish Center and 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.

Rabbi David Novak

Rabbi Novak is President of the Union for Traditional Judaism  which he co-founded in 1983. Since 1997, Dr. Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies as Professor of Religion and Philosophy in the University of Toronto, where he is a member of University College and the Joint Centre for Bioethics. Rabbi Novak's Bio and Curriculum Vitae 

Mary Margaret (Peggy) Baxter MS, RN-BC

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.

Tom Kimmerle

Tom earned a BA in Early Childhood Development from the  University of Pittsburgh. He is a math wiz and
common sense guru.

Privacy Statement

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.