compiled by Naomi Danis


The Jewish Feminist Organization lives. The J.F.O.’s untimely demise was erroneously reported some months ago. In reality, there are active local J.F.O. groups around the country, proving the organization’s grass-roots appeal even though the coordinating national office has suspended operation. Both the Baltimore and the New Jersey J.F.O. groups sponsor speakers’ bureaus, study groups and a wide range of activities for Jewish women. New Jersey J.F.O. held a feminist Seder, among other events, and the Baltimore women have been reviewing literature and texts used in Sunday and Hebrew schools, intending to present to publishers recommendations for ending the sexist bias in many learning materials for Jewish children.

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