Author Archives: JOFA UK



JOFA UK

Faces of JOFA

Laurie & Gaby

Gaby feels that halakhah, not just tradition, should frame Jewish prayer and practice.  Laurie feels that Orthodox feminism, like so much of Judaism, is about standing up to injustice.

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July 17, 2017
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Rachelle

When I was a teenager, my late mum pushed me to leyn a chapter of Megillat Esther at our local women’s reading. Looking back I can’t thank her enough.

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July 16, 2017
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Hattie

I learnt that my Bat Mitzvah could be more than just a party. Learning to leyn was something I now realise is so important for a twelve year-old Jewish girl...

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July 13, 2017
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Rebecca

I hope to lead an example to my daughter that there are no limits to what she can achieve in her Jewish or secular life.

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July 12, 2017
Faces of JOFA

Sheara

My own mother introduced me to feminist values from a young age, taking me along to women's tefillah groups and encouraging me to learn to sing Anim Zemirot - in...

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July 11, 2017
Life Cycle

Mourning

Can women recite kaddish? Click here to learn more. Listen to Kaddish recordings by Rabbanit  Bracha Jaffe  

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November 30, 2016
Life Cycle

Marriage

As couples prepare to establish their own home, this can often be the time that sets the tone for their relationship going forward. JOFA’s resources on marriage offer perspectives and practical...

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November 30, 2016
Life Cycle

Bat Mitzvah

Planning a Bat Mitzvah? Read the Bat Mitzvah issue of the JOFA Journal See how girls in our communities have celebrated Join a Bat Mitzvah re-imagined workshop Create your own...

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November 30, 2016
Life Cycle

Birth

Simchat Bat Celebrating the birth of a baby girl?

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November 30, 2016
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