Since 1997 we have brought together thousands of members from the Jewish community to explore halakhic and social issues through the exchange of ideas and resources.
At our conferences, individuals discover new ways to advance the role of women in Orthodoxy, and to provide equal opportunities for the Orthodox community at large.
The JOFA Blog On The Jewish Week
Whatever your point of view on Orthodox feminism,
our blog gives voice
to some of the most
thoughtful perspectives in
in Jewish life.
We are proud that this
voice and that struggle
have a home and platform.
Whether you're looking to find gender inclusive
prayer services, ways to empower your
Purim practices, or you want to
borrow a Torah for a special
occasion, JOFA has you
By clicking on an icon below, you will find everything
you'll need for your Orthodox Feminist toolkit.
Projects Esther and Ruth Apps + Resources
Women's Opportunities on Simchat Torah
- Say Kaddish
- Partnership Minyanim
- Minyanim with Mechitzas
- Women's Prayer Groups
We are pleased to present the JOFA speakers’ bureau. The purpose of this bureau is to provide a space and resource to hire women scholars for Orthodox settings. We welcome potential candidates to join by submitting your application on the attached page. Please note that while we provide this resource, the content presented is not officially endorsed by JOFA, and those hiring scholars should make sure that the scholar is a good match for your communities.
Women in Leadership
JOFA advocates for increased opportunities for women in the religious sphere, such as:
function as religious, spiritual and halakhic leaders in synagogues and communities
assume professional and lay leadership roles in all spheres of communal life
teach Talmud and halakha in institutions of higher learning
This JOFA UK podcast is designed as an introduction
to the 63 tractates of Mishnah and is taught by women.
In each 18 minute podcast you’ll find the overview of one tractate, with a sample mishnah and a practical take-away.