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We are pleased to announce that the upcoming Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) conference, December 7-8, 2013 at John Jay College in New York City, will feature an Educators' Track for Jewish educators working from pre-school through high school. The Educators’ Track will give us the opportunity to have difficult discussions about issues related to gender and sexuality, to hear from top educators in the field, to brainstorm with one another, and to take home tools to build more gender-aware Orthodox day schools.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
Today, Bat Mitzvah is celebrated in some way in most parts of the Orthodox Jewish world. But how should a girl’s religious coming of age be marked? How should communities and families create meaningful Bat Mitzvah celebrations? Is the lack of a single model a liability or an advantage? Over 20 articles feature a variety of historical, halakhic, sociological, psychological and experiential perspectives on the topic in the Fall, 2010 issue of the JOFA Journal.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
JOFA is pleased to announce the launch of its new JOFA Campus Fellowship for academic year 2010-2011. This program will give eight undergraduate Orthodox women across North America the opportunity to become leaders in their campus communities. JOFA Fellows will participate in a cutting-edge leadership seminar in New York City where they will meet and learn from JOFA leaders. The Fellows will work together with JOFA to plan and execute relevant and exciting programming for their campuses. The cohort of JOFA Fellows will form a supportive network, empowering them to effect change in their campus communities and beyond.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance aims to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual and political opportunities for women within the framework of halakha, advocating meaningful participation and equality for women in family life, synagogues, houses of learning and Jewish communal organizations to the full extent possible within halakha. The JOFA website is a centralized location for resources pertaining to women and halakha included in the online library.
Updated: May. 07, 2009