The Jofa Blog


For years, we have covered the often contentious story of Orthodox feminism as a lens into the tension between modernity and tradition in religious life. We reported on women’s tefillah groups as they took root, and then gave way in popularity to partnership minyanim that include both men and women leading parts of the Shabbat service.


If you want to write for us but don't know quite where to start, here are some questions to think about:

  • Do you or your community have any innovative rituals or practices that support gender-equity?
  • Did you just get back from a year in Israel? Just finished your first year of college? What are your reflections on seminary/yeshiva?
  • JOFA stands for Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. How do you relate to the O and F? How do you think they are related to one another?
  • What constructive criticism do you want to give to Orthodoxy? Where do you see our community getting it right? Do you have any next steps to suggest?
  • What does JOFA mean to you?

Send questions and submissions to Not sure what to write? Send us your idea to find out if you're on the right track. 

Blog posts should be 500-750 words. Please include a short bio and picture of yourself along with your submission. Our blog is hosted by The Jewish Week, which means that it hits a broad Jewish audience, and we try to make all posts accessible to as wide an audience as possible. To that end, please make an effort to translate all Hebrew words or terms that you use in your post.

We will let you know if and when we'd like to publish your post. Thank you!