Avoda Shebaguf was established in 2008 by five women in Jerusalem who were looking for a safe space to grapple with issues of feminine Jewish identity in Israel. These modern-religious women felt a strong sense of misalignment and tension between their minds, bodies and souls – they soon came to understand that they were not alone. It became clear that women from all walks of life, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds and religious observance were looking for a constructive, nurturing and non-threatening environment to deal with these sensitive issues. Since then, the organization has evolved to include secular, traditional and religious women from the entire religious spectrum. Our vision is to facilitate a process of personal growth and development for women whilst generating a shift in consciousness, especially within religious circles, with the aim of creating a healthier, synergistic balance between mind, body and soul.