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What does JOFA stand for?

JOFA stands for Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (New York, NY)

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Magazine: Blu Greenberg, pioneer in Orthodox Jewish feminism and a founder of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA); Judy Chicago, feminist artist and creator of feminist art projects including The Dinner Party; and Gerda Lerner, a pioneer in the field of women's history and founder of the first graduate program in women's history at Sarah Lawrence College.
Modern Orthodox women have demanded, either individually or through the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, a greater role in liturgical matters and synagogue governance, a revision in the traditional attitude toward agunot (women whose husbands had deserted them or were missing), and changes in Halakha regarding birth control and other matters of particular relevance to women.