Considering leaving the ultra-orthodox community?
Already begun a new life in the secular world?
Find a new community, support and more with GesherEU
We help Jewish individuals living in the UK or elsewhere in the EU who have taken the decision to explore living beyond their present Ultra-Orthodox community. We are a warm community of like-minded people and offer non-judgmental, confidential support.
Day of Choice 2023
You can see the film here.
Hackney publish Investigation into unregistered educational settings
On the BBC Sunday programme, Chris Kennedy, chair of Hackney Council’s Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Commission gave an interview which you can hear here.
Healthy Relationship Workshops
Professionals ran two workshops for members enabling participants to discuss relationship issues in a safe environment, to examine personal interactions and develop confidence and self esteem.
Read what one of the participants wrote here.
Manchester Transgender Judgment - GesherEU Press Release
Following the publication of the Judgment in the case where the transgender father sought face to face contact with his children that still reside in the North Manchester ultra-orthodox Jewish community, GesherEU published the following press release.
The Stamford Hill £1m fund raising event
In August 2016 a fund raising even in Stamford Hill aimed to raise £1m to enable the Charedi community fight legal cases where they think children are at risk of being removed from the community by one of their parents. See Jewish Chronical Report. Despite this, recently released Family Court Judgments show that the Judge expects the Charedi community to support the children "to understand that they will inevitably have these different experiences in their lives with their father [who has left the community] and to be accepting rather than rejecting as a consequence. They need the [Charedi] community to recognise and acknowledge the importance of their father's role in their lives".
Our Specialist Volunteers
We have the services of a social worker with experience within the family court system and family solicitors in London and Manchester with whom members can talk informally.