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Sunday, December 8 • 11:45am - 12:40pm
High School Track: Creating a Constructive Dialogue about Tefillah

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Sponsored in honor of JOFA's teen leaders by Pam and Matt Greenwood.

Identify, discuss, and learn to advocate for changes in the tefillah culture of your school. This session will address peer-to-peer advocacy, liturgy through a feminist lens, a step-by-step guide to organizing tefillah in your school, and the pros and cons of different tefillah styles (e.g. egalitarian, partnership minyan, women’s tefillah and traditional Orthodox).


Chava Evans

Chava Evans is a Jewish educator, illustrator, and student at Yeshivat Maharat. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two children. She is the madrichah for the High School Track.


Eden Farber

Eden Farber is 16, unschooled and lives in Atlanta. She is a columnist for the Atlanta Jewish Times, has been published in the JOFA Journal, and has written for online sites such as Modern Hippie Magazine, the F Bomb, Fresh Ink for Teens, and the JOFA blog. She has studied at the Drisha Dr. Beth Samuels High School program and studies Daf Yomi independently. 

Ricki Heicklen

Ricki Heicklen is a senior at SAR High School in Riverdale, NY. She spends her free time working on the school newspaper and Model UN. She loves creative writing, math, and debating feminism on the internet. She wears mismatched socks, refuses to eat dead animals, and wants to be a student when she grows up. She is currently co-chairing the High School track of this year’s conference. 

Shalhevet Schwartz

Shalhevet Schwartz is a junior at SAR High School in Riverdale, NY. As a six-week-old, she got several shout-outs from her mother at the first conference of Orthodoxy and Feminism in 1997, which gave her no option but to get involved in JOFA. She is currently co-chairing the High School track of this year’s confer- ence. Shalhevet enjoys learning Talmud, watching The West Wing, and wearing mismatched socks.

Sunday December 8, 2013 11:45am - 12:40pm

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