My Family Abandoned Me When I Left the Hasidic World, But I Didn’t Abandon Judaism
We started Jew in the City to show the world the beauty in the Orthodox community and the riches of a Torah life. Our positive, meaningful content started attracting people who had seen the underbelly of the frum world. The people who grew up in situations where Torah was used as a weapon instead of the tree of life. They asked us to help them connect to Jewish observance in a positive way.
To answer this call we founded Project Makom. Our membership is growing at a rate we are trying to keep up with. At the same time, we are committed to providing our members with warm, healthy observant Jewish homes (from a range of Orthodox communities) they can visit and be welcomed in.
We are relying on wonderful volunteers who are opening up their homes, but these volunteers need to be trained to learn how to be inclusive and accepting of people coming from the backgrounds of our Project Makom members. We need to invest in the education of our hosts and volunteers in order to be able to serve our Project Makom members. We are raising $15,000 to do so. Please invest in us so we can make sure that every Jew has a chance to see and experience the riches of his heritage. Every amount helps! Click here to donate now.
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