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JOFA
October 15, 2009

I live in a small community. The woman are professionals,traditional religiously, kind, generous and good people. BUT most are lacking in religious introspection. JOFA has given me a venue where I can share my conflicts between Orthodoxy and my feminism. The conferences have shown me that there are many other women (and men) who feel as I do and validate my frustrations and encourage me to work through them. Their monthly and holiday bulletens and divrei torah have fed my intellect and encouraged my spirituality. I have used these lessons at the seder table, Friday night shabbat dinners, and in conversations as I walk the boardwalk. I now say the motzei and when applicable the Zimun, and read the siddur more carefully.

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

The Ta Shma class that I gave on "Women touching the torah". It was Simchat Torah and after the class, those who had been reluctant now eagerly danced with the torah.

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

The intellectual honesty of the staff and volunteers, and their constant striving for a deeper spiritual connection to god.

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

helpful, professional, friendly, sincere, terrific.

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

1 Sponsor conferences across the world. 2 Write study guides for each weekly torah portion. 3 Conduct Webinair ta shma classes 4 Do more for agunot, pr, pay for toanot and lawyers. 5 more PR 6 write a more gender inclusive siddur.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am working on a Teacher's Guide for the Ta Shma Program.