Meet JOFA's UK Ambassador, Dina Brawer

Dina BrawerDina Brawer was born and raised in Milan Italy. She attended High School in Jerusalem where she graduated with a bagrut. She holds a BA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies from London University and an MA in Education and Psychology from The Institute of Education, London. She also studied at Pardes in Jerusalem and is one of the first Bradfield Graduates from the London School of Jewish Studies. For fifteen years she worked alongside her husband; a congregational rabbi. In this capacity she taught numerous kallahs, ran adult education programmes and was involved in strategic community development. She contributed to the curriculum of the Kolot Mother and Daughter Bat Mitzvah Programme in London and is also the first (and only!) woman to address a British Orthodox congregation at Kol Nidre. 

She contributes to the Jewish Chronicle and occasionally broadcasts on the BBC. Dina’s interest and passion in Orthodox feminism was seeded at the 2003 Kolech conference in Jerusalem and nurtured through JOFA conferences and events. As JOFA’s first UK Ambassador Dina will teach, organize events and engage in communal discussions around religion and gender.