Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg is the Executive Director of JOFA. She earned her doctorate in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University. She has years of experience as a formal and informal Jewish educator, and she currently serves as the Director of Recruitment for Yeshivat Maharat and Director of Online Engagement for the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education.


Articles by Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

As an Orthodox Rabbi’s Wife, I was Grateful for Planned Parenthood

Infertility is defined as the failure or inability to become pregnant for a minimum of 12 months. What medical books ...

#NotMySon – Raising A Jewish Feminist In An Era Of Blatant Misogyny

Last night I was still receiving emails congratulating me and JOFA on being chosen as one of the Forward 50 ...

“Please Do Not Pass Me the Torah.”

If it means that you will never allow a women on the board, please do not pass me the Torah ...

Rosh Hashanah from the Other Side

How would I have experienced Rosh Hashanah if I were sitting on the men’s side of the mechitza? Would it ...

Dare to Bare Those Ankles

I remember where I was sitting. It was a spring day in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was wearing my white button ...

Extremism Works Both Ways

I spend most of my days and nights highlighting problem areas in Orthodox communities as well as viable solutions, with ...

Women of the Tent: The Power of Women’s Prayer Spaces

It was a sunny winter day in Boca Raton, Florida. My mother and I approached the home where local history ...

Voting with Our Feet: Heeding the Call of ORA’s Rabbi Jeremy Stern

Rabbi Jeremy Stern, who serves as the Executive Director of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) recently penned ...

For the Sin We Have Sinned…

For the sin we have sinned before you in excluding women from leadership positions For the sin we have sinned ...

Yes, She Wore a Kippah, But Not to the Kotel

She wore a kippah as she opened her gemara. We were a somewhat diverse group–I come from an Orthodox background, ...