Press Coverage

Women call for greater role in Orthodox life
by Sandy Rashty
Jewish Chronicle Online
June 26, 2014

OPINION: Feminism is a Jewish value – we are not ‘separate but equal’
by Dina Brawer
Jewish News Online
June 23, 2014

Women’s equality? We’re already there
by Sandy Rashty
JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE
May 9, 2014

Working hard for a real share of power
by Sandy Rashty
Jewish Chronicle Online
May 9, 2014

Five Steps For Navigating The Conflict Over Partnership Minyanim
by Audrey Trachtman
Jewish Week
May 28, 2014

More and more, Modern Orthodox women are becoming synagogue ‘partners’
by Toby Tabachnick
The Jewish Chronicle
April 4, 2014

Fast! Unchain, Celebrate! Marking International Agunah Day
by Maxine Dovere
The Jewish Link of Bergen County
March 20, 2014

Orthodox woman trains as Halacha adviser
by Jill Garbi
New Jersey Jewish News
February 26, 2014

Bid to counter domestic violence in Jewish community
By Sandy Rashty
Jewish Chronicle
February 6, 2014

For Orthodox Women, ‘Catch-22’ On Tefillin
By Amy Sara Clark
The Jewish Week
February 4, 2014

JOFA Conference: Proud to be Frum and Feminist
by Neilia Sherman
Jewish Tribune
January 28, 2014

Ramaz Would Also Allow Girls To Use Tefillin — Joins SAR
By JTA
Jewish Telegraph Agency
January 21, 2014

A Year of Advances for Orthodox Feminists
by Francine Klagsbrun
The Jewish Week
January 14, 2014

Jewish Menches of 2014
by Jan Lee
Times of Israel
January 5, 2014

'Lean In,' Orthodox Style
by Elana Sztokman
The Sisterhood Blog
January 5, 2014

Plague of the Chained Women: What You Can Do
by Rivka Hia
The Observor
January 1, 2014

Jewish Women Push for More Synagogue Participation
by Linda Gradstein
The Media Line
December 26, 2013

Blogging the JOFA Conference: Opening Plenary
Star of Davida Blog
December 26, 2013

British Orthodox women join US feminists in fight for rights
by Charlotte Oliver
Jewish Chronicle
December 19, 2013

The Sound and The Fury
by Elicia Brown
The Jewish Week
December 17, 2013

Orthodox Judaism ignores its women at its peril
by Dina Brawer
The Telegraph
December 16, 2013

Partnership Minyanim: Fracturing Tradition?
by Shoshana Halpern
The Observer
December 16, 2013

Let's Queer the Jewish Legal Tradition
by Amram Altzman
New Voices
December 16, 2013

Text of my speech at the JOFA Conference
by Leah Sarna
Kovaat Itim
December 16, 2013

For many potential agunot halachic prenups indeed break their chains
Dr. Rachel Levmore
Times of Israel
December 15, 2013

Jewish News Week in Review
The Jewish Channel
December 13, 2013

New Agunah Court Announced
by Gary Rosenblatt
The Jewish Week
December 11, 2013

‘Voices Of Change’ At The JOFA Conference
by Susan Reimer-Torn
The Jewish Week
December 10, 2013

New religious court to address agunot

Jewish Telegraph Agency
December 9, 2013

Making progress on women's place in modern Orthodox community
by Vered Kellner
Haaretz Daily
December 9, 2013

Feminist conference broadens appeal by dealing with basic life issues
by Joanne Palmer
Jewish Standard
December 6, 2013

Q&A: Orthodox Singing Sensation Ofir Ben Shitrit
by Renee Ghert-Zand
The Forward
December 3, 2013

How Change Happens
by Bat Sheva Marcus
Jewish Week
December 3, 2013

'Chained Wives' Find Halachic Pre-Nuptial Agreement Is No Panacea
by Talia Lavin
The Forward
November 28, 2013

For many agunot, halachic prenups won’t break their chains
by Talia Lavin
Jewish Telegraph Agency
November 27, 2013

Divorce in the Orthodox Jewish Community Can be Brutal, Degrading and Endless
by Abigail Jones
Newsweek
November 12, 2013

Is Bnei Akiva on the road to 'radical religious misogyny?'
by Allison Kaplan Sommer
Haaretz Daily
November 6, 2013

Stricty no dancing at Synagogue
by Simon Rocker
The Jewish Chronicle Online
October 18, 2013

Unchained Reaction
by Larry Yudelson
New Jersey Jewish Standard
October 18, 2013

Orthodox Women's Advocate Says 'Desperation' Spurs Divorce Extort Scheme
by Blu Greenberg
The Forward
October 12, 2013

Israel Has a Marriage Problem. One American-Born Lawyer Is Trying To Solve It.

by Batya Ungar-Sargon
Tablet Magazine
October 9, 2013

If you love your spouse, sign here
by Joanne Palmer
New Jersey Jewish Standard
July 12, 2013

Pushing for Change, Within the Bounds of Orthodoxy
by Mark Oppenheimer
The New York Times
July 5, 2013

TJC's Jewish News Week in Review
by Rebecca Honig Friedman
The Jewish Channel
July 5, 2013

New hope for 'agunot?'
by Sharon Shenhav
The Jerusalem Post
July 7, 2013

Reviving the Rackman Agunah Beit Din
by Susan Aranoff
The Times of Israel
July 3, 2013

Time To Act on Agunot
The New York Jewish Week
July 3, 2013

Agunah Summit Pushes for Answers
by Jillian Scheinfeld
JTA
June 27, 2013

Historic Agunot Summit Pushes for Jewish Divorce Court
by Elana Sztokman
Forward Sisterhood Blog
June 27, 2013

Finding Solutions to Free Agunot
by Elana Maryles Sztokman
eJewishPhilanthropy
June 27, 2013

The Bonds--and Shackles--of Jewish Marriage
by Orli Santo
The Times of Israel
June 26, 2013

Agunah Summit Revisits Plan to Create Liberal Religious Courts
by Jonathan Mark
The New York Jewish Week
June 26, 2013

JOFA and the point of no return: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance's Teaneck-based president talks about change
by Joanne Palmer
New Jersey Jewish Standard
June 21, 2013

Seeking Justice For Agunot: As agunah summit nears, a call to resolve crisis of chained women
by Blu Greenberg
The New York Jewish Week
June 18, 2013

Women's prayers answered
by Miriam Shaviv
The Jewish Chronicle Online
June 17, 2013

How Orthodox women can be liberated in shul
by Simon Rocker
The Jewish Chronicle Online
June 16, 2013

Inaugural UK conference of Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
by Zoe Winograd
The Jewish Chronicle Online
June 13, 2013

Orthodox breakthrough for women with new service
by Simon Rocker
The Jewish Chronicle Online
June 6, 2013

Freedom from the bonds of unholy matrimony
by Leeor Bronis
The Times of Israel
June 5, 2013

Israeli Judge: "Some Girls Enjoy Being Raped"
by Linda Gradstein
The Media Line
June 5, 2013

First for Cleveland: Orthodox Shul names Woman President
by Ed Wittenberg
Cleveland Jewish News
June 5, 2013

Orthodox Women Reach A Milestone
by Zelda R. Stern and Elana Maryles Sztokman
The New York Jewish Week
May 28, 2013

Maharat Hired At DC Shul, With Help From JOFA Leader
by Adam Dicker
The Jewish Week
May 17, 2013


Orthodox Women May Stand to Lose under Sharansky's Proposal
by Shayna Finman
The Jewish Press
April 20, 2013

The New ‘Morethodox’ Rabbi
by Allison Hoffman
Tablet
April 29, 2013

Keep calm and vote for women
by Miriam Shaviv
The Times of Israel
April 28, 2013

Talking to the Wall
by Joanne Palmer
New Jersey Jewish Standard
April 26, 2013

Women are stuck in the comfort zone
by Sandy Rashty
The Jewish Chronicle Online
April 26, 2013

Orthodox feminist Sztokman to speak at Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha
by Toby Tabachnick
The Jewish Chronicle
April 21, 2013

Why, yes, there are Orthodox Members of Women of the Wall
by Anna Breslaw
Jezebel
April 20, 2013

Where "Rock Star" Anat Hoffman Turns Raging Feminist
by Renee Ghert-Zand
Times of Israel
April 20, 2013

The New Orthodox Face of Women of the Wall
by Judy Maltz
Haaretz
April 19, 2013

Scholars Speak on Religious Tensions of Gender Differences
by Jaye Han
The Brandeis Hoot
April 19, 2013

Sex Segregation in Judaism featured at Brandeis Conference
by Rosie Rosenzweig
The Examiner
April 13, 2013

Montreal Orthodox Shul Hires First Female Clergy
by Janice Arnold
Candian Jewish News
April 12, 2013

Freedom for Agunot
by Norma Baumel Joseph
Canadian Jewish News
April 1, 2013

And Now Appointing the Chief Rabbis
by Dr. Rachel Levmore
The Jerusalem Post
April 1, 2013

The Knesset's Feminist Turn
by Elana Sztokman
Forward Sisterhood Blog
February 14, 2013

Hadassah Foundation Awards Grants that Empower Girls and Women
e-Jewish Philanthropy
February 12, 2013

Leave Sara Netanyahu Alone
by Elana Sztokman
Forward Sisterhood blog
February 7, 2013

The Rabba Revolution Continues
by Elana Sztokman
Jewish Daily Forward
January 31, 2013

HBI Conference Explores Gender, Love, Family
by Elana Sztokman
Jewish Daily Forward
January 20, 2013

Will This Year Herald Israel's "Year of the Woman"?
by Elana Sztokman
Haaretz
January 1, 2013

On Rosh Chodesh, the Rabbi Went to Jail - and She's Proud of It
by Joanne Palmer
New Jersey Jewish Standard
December 28, 2012

An Interview with Dina Brawer on Women Shul Presidents in the UK
BBC radio
December 23, 2012

At a Sacred Site, a Fight Over Women and Prayer
by Jodi Rudoren
The New York Times
December 22, 2012

JOFA Expands to UK
e-Jewish Philanthropy
December 16, 2012

Orthodox Women's Rights
by Caroline Westbrook
Something Jewish
December 13, 2012

How to be an Orthodox Jew - And a Feminist Too
by Jennifer Lipman
The Jewish Chronicle
December 12, 2012

Calls for Change to Cheir Rabbinate: The rabbis have too much power over Americans' religious lives
by Gary Rosemblatt
The Jewish Week
December 11, 2012

Assessing Problems of Women's Status in Israel
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The Forward Sisterhood Blog
November 30, 2012

Interview with Elana Sztokman on Women in the Israeli Army
NPR radio
November 28, 2011

Women are Jews, too
by Elana Sztokman
Ha'aretz
October 26, 2012

Anat Hoffman arrest at Wall is a shanda
j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
October 25, 2012

American Jews fume over 'Women of the Wall' arrest
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
Ha'aretz
October 23, 2012

Historic JOFA-Kolech Meeting of the Minds
e-Jewish Philanthropy
October 12, 2012

For Female Leadership, Local Orthodox Shul Gets the Gold
by Dan Pine
j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
August 2, 2012

Q&A: Shira Hadasha's Rahel Berkovits
by Raphael Magarik
The Forward Sisterhood Blog
June 5, 2012

Rabbinic Group Requiring Prenuptial Agreements
JTA
May 29, 2012

On the Dangerous Dykes Book Tour
by Amy Stone
The Lilith Magazine Blog
May 15, 2012 

Hadassah Foundation Announces Grants
The Jewish Reporter
February 3, 2012

by Suzanne Pollak
Washington Jewish Week 
January 18, 2012
 
Celebrating Women’s Advances

The Jewish Week
November 22, 2011
 
Blu Greenberg Q&A: Not Enough Change
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The Forward Sisterhood Blog
November 18, 2011
 
by Elise Kigner
The Jewish Advocate 
April 1, 2011 
 
Promoting Healthy Sex Lives—The Orthodox Way
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The Forward Sisterhood Blog
March 8, 2011

Sperber to Explore the Role of Women in Worship During Teaneck Talk
by Lois Goldrich
New Jersey Jewish Standard
June 4, 2010

Women and Men in Communal Prayer- Book Review
by Dr. Israel Drazin
jewishideas.org  
June 2, 2010 

President Joel Discusses Jewish Education at JOFA
by Simeon Botwinick
YU Commentator
March 29, 2010

Women Rabbis and the 'Tree of Life,' Reflections on the JOFA Conference
by Ronda Angel Arking
jewishideas.org
March 14, 2010

Orthodox Feminists See Giant Leap in Leadership
by Lori Silberman Brauner
New Jersey Jewish News
March 17, 2010

Podcast: How Orthodox Day Schools Can Embrace Feminism
by Elana Sztokman
The Jewish Daily Forward
March 12, 2010

At JOFA Conference, Passion Shifts to Women's Leadership
by Ben Harris
JTA
March 16, 2010

The First "Rabba" Is Given a Standing Ovation at Jewish Feminist Conference
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The Jewish Daily Forward
March 17, 2010

Rabbi Sperber at JOFA: Confront Halacha's Male Bias
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The Forward Sisterhood Blog
March 16, 2010

Toward a Level Praying Field
by Gary Rosenblatt
The Jewish Week
March 2, 2010

JOFA Curriculum “Personalizes” Biblical Figures 
by Abigail Klein Leichman
New Jersey Jewish Standard
May 29, 2009

Conference on Prayer Underscores Change
by Francine Klagsbrun
The Jewish Week
March 11, 2009

Halachic Source Guides to be Discussed at Englewood Shul
by Lois Goldrich
New Jersey Jewish Standard
December 4, 2008

 

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