New Life, New Challenges

Leaving an Ultra Orthodox community presents a dramatic shift in lifestyle. Imagine your whole life has been set for you, from how to dress, how to act, and how to think. Imagine all of a sudden you decide that you’d like to dress, think and act for yourself, and be a part of what’s considered mainstream and free.

Except the peers you are looking to emulate, have spent their entire lives honing their socio-cultural identities. Now, whether you are 18 and single, or 35 with 3 kids, you leave the ultra-orthodoxy to discover you are starting at zero.

Accelerated Socio-Cultural Adaptation

A key goal of Forward is to provide a non-judgemental and empathetic community, that will accelerate the adaptation and integration process.

Whether dating workshops, museum or concert outings, cross-cultural events, brunches, gatherings and more, we encourage conversations and opportunities to condense a lifetime of acculturation, into the shortest time possible.

No One Should Feel Like An Outsider

Every time a member is confronted with the reality of a past that has been short-changed, the feelings of being an outsider get reinforced. Our goal is to make our members feel as included as possible, and as quickly as possible.

And to do this, we are building a strong, grassroots community and network to ensure our members can adapt as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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