We wish to see a world where all people can make their own decisions about who they want to be, within a safe and supported life journey.

Help in starting a 'new' life

We are a growing group of compassionate volunteers (some with lived experience) who support Jewish people making positive life changes. So they don't feel alone.

We empower 'Pathfinders', who are people who are questioning, transitioning away from, or have already left their insular Orthodox communities.

Pathways' does not aim to sway anyone away from orthodoxy or religious affiliation, but rather to support individuals in their efforts to choose their own direction.

Privacy will always be completely respected. Pathways’ events are Shomer Shabbat and Kosher catered.

To contact us, please email info@pathwaysmelbourne.org



We value personal choice and self-determination in life’s journey.


We treat each other, our Pathfinders and their families with empathy, confidentiality, and integrity.



We are a first point of contact for those who are considering or who have left Jewish orthodoxy.


We build a non-judgmental, inclusive, supportive community for Pathfinders to thrive.



We give our Pathfinders bespoke support, resources, referrals, and tools to empower and validate their life changes and choices.

We do this through our ever-evolving suite of programs and services.

A safe space to ask questions


A peer support network


Social & cultural events


Individual mentoring


Referrals to professional services — medical, food support, housing & more


Personal storytelling programs


Advice about accessing education, employment & more


Community education & advocacy

Pathways offers: