JOFA UK Conference

 

Second Annual JOFA UK Conference

DISCOVERING WOMENS VOICES

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

10:00AM-3:00PM

Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus

221 Golders Green Road NW11, London

 Thank you to the over 150 people who joined us for a spectacular event! 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the entire conference on the JOFA UK vimeo channel!

 

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Concluding Remarks by Lindsay Simmonds

 

DOWNLOAD THE 36 WAYS TO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD PDF HANDOUT 

 

 

36 Ways To Let Your Voice Be Heard

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Programme:

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9:30 AM Registration & Coffee
10:00 AM

Introduction

Dina Brawer, JOFA’s UK Ambassador

10:15AM - 11:15AM

Session one

HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT

Blu Greenberg

Why is it important that we hear women’s voices? Do women speak in a way that conforms to cultural expectations? Can speaking up change expectations and transform a culture?
11:15AM - 11:30AM Coffee Break
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Session two

ON BECOMING TZELEM ELOKIM (IMAGE Of GOD)

A Covenantal Approach For Men and Women

Rabbi Dr Yitz Greenberg

The present conflict within Orthodoxy over feminism and the role of women reflects a struggle, shared by men and women, to find a halachic language (and mechanisms) to achieve a universal respect for the image of God of men and women, of Jews and Gentiles, of the able and the disabled. This talk will seek to articulate the struggle and explore whether the covenantal process can move forward in our time.
12:30PM - 13:00PM Lunch Break
13:00PM - 14:30 PM

Session Three  WOMEN’S VOICES IN CONTEXT

 

First hand perspectives on using one’s voice and its effect

Moderator: Maureen Kendler

 

Women’s voices  in ritual context: 

Finding  my voice again: Tania Arden

Communal prayer: Yolanda Pieters

 

Women’s voices  in life cycle events:    

Becoming Bat Mitzvah: Lucy Weiniger

Under The Chuppah: Karin Shmueli & David Kaufman

In Mourning: Suzanne Weiniger

 

Women’s voices  in the community:    

The Unspeakable: Naomi Dickson,

Being Silenced: Miriam Kliers

Speaking Up: Rebecca Filer

14:30PM - 15:00PM

Conference Closing: Lindsay Simmonds

 

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Special Program for Students  

 

 Click here to register for this special student offer. 

 

Pre-Conference Events - Shabbat 21 June

 

  • Prof Tamar Ross will be discussing 'Theological Challenges of Orthodox Feminism'
    • Hosted by Lindsay Simmonds - Edgware
  • Rabbi Dr Yitz & Blu Greenberg will be discussing 'The Future of Modern Orthodoxy'
    • Hosted by Kehillat Nashira - Borehamwood

 

 

Featuring International Keynote Speakers:

 
Founder of Orthodox Feminism
 
 
Influential Orthodox Theologian 
 



Question the conference will address: 
  • How can we invite women to add their voices to Torah study and ritual?
  • How does language shape our perception and realities of Judaism?
  • How can we create a richer, more exciting and more meaningful Judaism for women and men?

 

Sign up today!

 

Blu Greenberg has long been active in Jewish feminism and is the founder of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. She has also been deeply involved in interfaith dialogue during the past five decades. Her books include On Women and Judaism, How to Run A Traditional Jewish Household, and Black Bread; Poems After the Holocaust. She and Rabbi Greenberg are the parents of five children and 23 grandchildren, four of whom currently serve in combat roles in the IDF.


Rabbi Dr Yitz (Irving ) Greenberg is an influential theologian and an activist who has been a seminal thinker on the Holocaust as a turning point in Jewish and Western culture and on the State of Israel as the Jewish assumption of power and the beginning of a new era in Jewish history. A pioneer in Holocaust education and commemoration and in the Jewish Christian dialogue which sought to revise theology after the Shoah, he has written extensively on the ethics of Jewish power and on religious and cultural pluralism. He served as Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council from 2000–2002.  He is currently writing a comprehensive theology of Judaism as the religion of tikkun olam seeking to perfect the world.

 

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