JTF is a Jewish scribe, scholar, and educator. She presently has five Torah scrolls to her credit, as well as an assortment of all the other things Jewish scribes do. She has an MA in Jewish Studies from McGill, for which she wrote a history of the material culture of tefillin. She is notorious for having created Tefillin Barbie, who has been featured in several quite serious publications describing twenty-first century Judaism. She has trained a number of Torah scribes in various parts of the world to write Torah scrolls of their own, and she is getting very good at long-distance calligraphy teaching. She lives in Montreal with her partner and their histrionic dog.