Faces of JOFA

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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17 Jul 2017
Faces of JOFA

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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16 Jul 2017
Faces of JOFA

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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13 Jul 2017
Faces of JOFA

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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12 Jul 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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11 Jul 2017