2017 Was our first complete year as an official organization. We got a lot done. Barbecues in the park, a fun music filled party, holiday get togethers, a pizza party, a visioning and more. We’ve organized a screening and roundtable of “One of Us” for our members , a guided visit to Chagall at MBAM, […]
THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
Imagine being unable to read or write English at the age of 32? It's a reality for too many of our members. We want to change that.
THE NEED FOR SUPPORT
There is always drama. There are custody battles, sexual abuse, mental trauma, substance abuse and in the most extreme cases, the threat of suicide.
THE ABILITY TO INTEGRATE
Leaving an Ultra Orthodox community presents a dramatic shift in lifestyle. With a warped perspective on reality, simple things like dating, life skills, and the job search all represent huge obstacles.
OUR STORIES ARE UNIQUE
One Of Us…One Of Whom?
We hosted a private screening of One of Us a couple of nights ago for Forward members. It was followed by a very lively discussion, with both negative and positive feedback. These ideas are my perspective and takeaways. For many of us who’ve lived through the struggles of leaving the ultra-Orthodox world, One of […]
Members Visioning 2017
On a Sunday morning in February a group of about 25 of us, members and advisors, got together at Linda’s for a visioning session over brunch. We were looking to gain insight into members needs on 3 areas: Events, Workshops and others. It was a great opportunity to get feedback on direction directly from our […]