Get Involved With JOFA UK

JOFA UK is a grassroots movement dedicated to increase women's participation in Torah study, ritual practice and communal leadership.

We invite you to get involved and actively create opportunities for spiritual growth in your community in several ways:

 

JOFA UK Study Circles

 

Aims:

  • To bring together women and men who care about expanding the role of Jewish women and girls within the framework of Halacha.

  • To support each other in creating positive engagement for women in family, school and community.

  • To engage in textual study, discussion and to share best practice.

 

How to get started:

  • Simply invite a group of likeminded individuals from amongst your social circle or community to a meeting at your home.

  • Choose a topic of relevance to your group and select appropriate material from JOFA’s extensive online library

 

For example:

  • Shema Bekolah are  Divrey Torah focusing on Jewish Festivals, showcasing Torah written by women. Gathering  to study and discuss is a  great way to prepare for an upcoming Yom Tov.

  • Ta Shma study guides - some are available to download as PDF Ask people to download their study guide and bring it along. You can take turns reading text and discussing, or spend part of the time studying in pairs or small groups havruta style. Follow it up with a general discussion and summing up of main points.

  • JOFA Journals - cover a variety of topics: such as birth rituals, Bat Mitzvah, education, Shabbat, and more. You could ask our guest to read select articles in advance of meeting and conduct a discussion book club style.

  • Raise women’s voices in your community in one or more of these 36 ways 


 

Ritual:

JOFA UK supports women’s Megillah readings by providing resources and acting as  a hub to connect women looking for a reading to participate in or teachers.

Project Esther 
Read what motivated a  woman to learn Megillat Esther

Project Ruth   
Rediscovering Megillat Ruth through a female voice


Sponsorship Opportunities:

JOFA UK provides a platform for Orthodox feminists to discuss and explore ideas and act as an amplifier for their voices.   JOFA's programming in the UK needs to be self-funded, we can only build it with your support.

 

Volunteering Opportunities:

We can use your skills, strength or expertise! Contact Dina Brawer for more information.