Project Makom is a division of Jew in the City which came about when former and questioning charedi Jews approached us asking us to help them find their place in Orthodoxy – an Orthodoxy like we describe on Jew in the City. While we believe that there are numerous valid paths within Orthodox Judaism, not all observant Jews are born into a community which fits them. There are some Modern Orthodox Jews who choose to move to the right, but for some Charedi Jews who want to transition to a more open observant community, they face hurdles that prevent them from doing so (whether cultural, educational, or simply feeling unwelcomed). Some of these people end up leaving religious life altogether. Click here to learn more about the philosophy of Project Makom and what services we offer.