A Conversation on Reproductive Rights

19may7:00 PM9:00 PMA Conversation on Reproductive Rights

Event Details

In May, NEFESH will be focusing on the theme of reproductive justice. On Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 PM, we will welcome Jeffrey Hons, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood South Texas, on an online conversation to discuss the issue. All are encouraged to attend and learn about the services Planned Parenthood offers, a legislative update, and how one can advocate on women’s reproductive health and rights. Additionally, we will hear from Ally Karpel from the Religious Action Center, who will examine reproductive rights and Judaism.

This will be a virtual discussion taking place via Zoom call and you can register by visiting https://tinyurl.com/tbereproductiverights. If you don’t have a computer or smart phone, any type of phone device will work.


Jeffrey Hons is a proud San Antonio native and has been a part of the Planned Parenthood South Texas (PPST) family for more than twenty-five years. In 1999, Jeffrey became the President & CEO of PPST and has been at the frontlines of local, state, and national battles over reproductive rights and care ever since. Undeterred by laws and regulations designed to weaken family planning funds and access to abortion, Jeffrey has led PPST to overcome challenges and remain an essential, vibrant, sustainable operation. Jeffrey sees his work in the world as part of social and economic justice, equality, and opportunity for all. Jeffrey attended UTSA where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1988 and an MBA in 2004. When he is not at working championing family planning and sexual health care, Jeffrey’s personal interests and hobbies include reading, gardening, food and wine, fitness and his rescue cats. Jeffrey comes from a large family and is a proud uncle to six nieces and nephews.


Ally Karpel is the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)-Religious Action Center (RAC) Reproductive Health & Rights Campaign Associate. In this role, she drives strategy around the Reform Movement’s reproductive rights advocacy and works to mobilize Reform Jewish communities to take action on a local, state, and federal level. Previously, Ally worked as a Legislative Assistant at the RAC covering a diverse portfolio of social justice issues.



(Tuesday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM