JOFA

Rating: 4.74 stars   35 reviews

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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: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

JOFA is a voice for Jewish women. Their support of scholarly work by women gives me resources to share with my students. JOFA conferences gave me the opportunity to learn more about how the Jewish community is addressing issues that affect me as a Jewish woman. JOFA's very existance testifies to the vitality of nurturing the next generation of Jewish women. In some way it empowered both me and my daughter so we could pursue and realize dreams of leadership in the Jewish community.

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

Personal and professional life, in education and in my life choices.

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

They are vibrant. Very responsive.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable

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

Reach more poeple. Work on more curriculum sorely needed in the schools.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with JOFA almost from the beginning because it was the only organization that met the needs of intellectual and bright women in Orthodox Judaism. It was also an excellent source for fightinig the battle to free women whose husbands refuse to give them a "Get". The resources, the contacts, and the intellect of the people involved was a major help for me on the West Coast to connect with like-minded, helpful individuals. There are not too many of those in California.

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

arranging and lecturing at a JOFA conference on Premarital AGreements in Los Angeles, and accessing their website and services for clients--I've also helped clients referred to me by members of the Board.

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

The Jewish education and Talmudic knowledge of the members is astounding--having been unable to obtain such an education through the chasidic and other religious girls' schools I attended, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge from the members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fabulous--and very helpful. I could always obtain whatever resource I needed from them

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

make this world a much better place for Orthodox women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Just about every woman I meet who has jewish roots is in a lifelong quest of jewish learning. JOFA always comes up in our conversations. i.e. the JOFA Journals. Judaism is our core and JOFA has become a signpost in our days and a resource we can share with one another.

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

The JOFA Journals that come along with the arrival of each holiday are. things I've been able to share with an adult child who lives far from where I am living.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't say ...

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

The quality of the JOFA Journal is inspiring and affirming.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Any time I 've called the JOFA office I've been greeted with angels! That women can devote some of their time to JOFA is very meaningful.

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

I have had concerns about the disenfranchised women of judaism, the single one of all ages, and especially those who become aged without family or financial resources, facing day after day standing alone.

Ways to make it better...

I really do not know ...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

JOFA is leader in representing women and their interests in the orthodox and non-orthodox worlds. There is no comparable organization engaged in all issues

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

By seeing their outreachj and leadershoip in hot issues like women rabbis

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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