Their advice: Get out. Go to the school of your choice.
My kids are fortunately not depressed, and can turn to their parents when something concerns them. They get essentially the same advice. After high school (yeshiva), get out. Go to the school of your choice.
People considering leaving the ultra-Orthodox, haredi, or hasidic communities can contact Footsteps for assistance and guidance.
Who We Are
Footsteps is the only organization in North America that assists people who wish to leave the ultra-Orthodox community. Based in New York, Footsteps provides a range of services, including social and emotional support, educational and career guidance, workshops and social activities, and access to resources. Thanks to Footsteps, former ultra-Orthodox Jews have a safe, supportive, and flourishing community to turn to as they work to define their own identities, build new connections, and lead productive lives on their own terms.
Published on May 25, 2016 Originally Published on Nov 15, 2013
Footsteps: The Journey tells the story of how a small non-profit organization assists ultra-Orthodox Jews wishing to move beyond their communities of origin to lead self-determined lives.