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.
Programs: Jofa seeks to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual, and political opportunities for women and advocates for their meaningful participation to the full extent possible within the framework of jewish law via newsletters, manuals, conferences, workshops and articles.
Professional with expertise in this field
I have experience volunteering for and being active in many Jewish organizations, as well as organiations with some feminist ideology. However, JOFA's turning to me in the year 2000 to ask me to lecture was only the first indication of the inclusivity of JOFA and its constant search for redefining needs of Jewish women. Since then I have been part of brainstorming, projects, conferences--at the same time as being active in other organizations. JOFA IS THE MOST MATURE of them all. There is ongoing development and reassesment of direction, with very wise decisioins being made--thus leading jewish women and answering their evolving needs.