FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2013
Contact: Aaron Steinberg, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, 212-679-8500, firstname.lastname@example.org
JEWISH ORTHODOX FEMINIST ALLIANCE NAMED ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S
JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS MOST IMPACTING THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS
By Netty C. Gross-Horowitz
On Thursday, FBI agents arrested 10 men, including two orthodox rabbis, charged with extortion and other crimes for taking fees as high as $100,000 to kidnap and torture husbands who refuse to give their wives gets. They were ordered held without bail.
By Michal Dicker
This past Simchat Torah I had the fortune of dividing my time between two minyanim: the Mount Sinai Jewish Center in Washington Heights and Yavneh, the Orthodox minyan at Barnard College, Columbia University. This was one of the first times that I attended Mount Sinai and I was, therefore, apprehensive about spending Simchat Torah in a potentially non-women friendly atmosphere.
[In Fall 2012, high school student Eden Farber took her Atlanta community by storm. What started with an effort to expand opportunities for women’s ritual inclusion turned into the first ever women’s Torah reading on Simchat Torah at the Young Israel of Toco Hills. This is Eden’s update one year later.]
By Eden Farber
JOFA Board Member Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker reflects on her daughter’s aufruf which was held at a partnership minyan in Lower Merion, PA.
JOFA is proud to welcome the newest member of our professional team, Aaron Steinberg, who began his work as JOFA’s Associate Director in July. Aaron brings with him a passion for gender equality and a wealth of experience in Jewish communal life. JOFA’s Executive Director Elana Sztokman interviewed Aaron about his new role.
Tell us a little about yourself.
The "Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin" kickstarter campaign is supporting a documentary on Siona Benjamin, an Indian-American artist who is tracing her roots to the Bene Israel Jewish community in India where she was born and raised.
By Rabbi Chaim Marder
By: Dina Brawer
My involvement with JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) began 10 years ago when I started to attend JOFA's international conferences, where I encountered people and ideas I found deeply enriching.