JOFA

Rating: 4.74 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Women

Location: 520 Eighth Avenue 4th Floor New York NY 10018 USA

Mission: JOFA’s mission is to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual and political opportunities for women within the framework of halakha. We advocate meaningful participation and equality for women in family life, synagogues, houses of learning and Jewish communal organizations to the full extent possible within halakha. Our commitment is rooted in the belief that fulfilling this mission will enrich and uplift individual and communal life for all Jews.
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212-679-8500
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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Innovative and compelling programs in general. Leadership amongst Orthodox women. Always good movies and panel discussions. Awesome literature to supplement study around the holidays too:)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

This organizations provides knowledge. Empowering Orthodox women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am not Orthodox, but it has helped me learn to chant Megillah Ester by providing a CD ram. Also, it has sent booklets and thoughts for Pesach and offers more services than I need to or can utlize. I am so proid of their Agunah service, although I do not need that help. I found them while seeking the Megillah, and it has been worthwhile being involved as a recipient. I DO FEEL A BIT GUILTY ABOUT NOT BEING ORTHODOX, BUT THEY DO NOT JUDGE ME.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their offering the megillas Ester and other holiday servcies.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Thier position as Otrhodox and Feminist and their quest for learning and speading knowledge.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

JOFA is a unique organization in the Jewish community. It provides intellectual, emotional and spiritual support and refreshment to Jewish women who are both committed to Jewish tradition and practice and also engaged with the larger world. The conferences, publications and speakers are of the highest quality. It is a truly outstanding organization!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring human resources to outlaying communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As an Orthodox woman living in a smaller and less diverse Jewish community, JOFA is my connection to people, information, and resources that nourish my soul, replenish my spirit, and stimulate my intellect as a woman seeking opportunities for serious engagement with our texts, traditions, and rituals. From the thoughtful drashes for the Chagim by learned female scholars, to the halachic resources on the JOFA website detailing the contours of a partnership minyan, to JOFA's advocacy on behalf of agunot (women whose husbands refuse to provide a divorce), JOFA is a crucial voice for our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being part of the network of individuals and organizations belonging to this organization. When I need information, I have resources to consult. I need not feel like I am the only person sharing the concerns I have.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have found jofa to be an enlightened organizaton that strives to educate jews of all denominations and levels in various areas in a non -judgmental environment. As someone with a great number of expenses, I find Jofa fills a need in the Jewish community by providing many lectures free of charge and in different venues. When I requested Brooklyn lectures they responded positively, very unusual for a Jewish Organization with roots in Manhattan.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

work to educate more Jews in non-traditional, non-judgmental manner, while empowering women in a way that men do not feel threatened.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have found JOFA to be a wonderful organization. They do important work in advancing fuller participation by women within a halachic Jewish framework.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their annual conference, at which I've heard different speakers discuss aspects of feminism in halachic Jewish life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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