The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) Australia is hosting its first in-person event in 12 months, dedicated to understanding Orthodox weddings.
JOFA hopes to stir up further discussions about creative ways to include women in life-cycle events, explained JOFA Australia president Nomi Kaltmann.
Kaltmann added that the organisation is looking forward to its next in-person event, and despite continuing to host Zoom events during COVID, “there is a certain electric energy when people get together in a room,” she said.
The event, which will be hosted at a private home in Caulfield, will hear from local couples who were married by Orthodox rabbis in Melbourne and who were able to craft a more inclusive ceremony that better incorporated women’s voices within a halachic framework.
“Celebrating a wedding is one of the most pivotal life experiences, and we are keen to hear from local Orthodox couples about how they better included women’s voices,” said Kaltmann.
Couples on the panel include Carly and Motti Blum and Emma and Yaniv Cohen. The event will be moderated by Zoe Goodhardt and will take place on May 15.
“We intend to continue to nurture and develop the talent in this community.
“We encourage anyone interested in participating to visit the trybooking link to book a free ticket to the event,” said Kaltmann.
To book a ticket to the upcoming free event: trybooking.com/BYRXQ