ABOUT US

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

 

LIFE

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.

 

CHANGING

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.

 

SUPPORT

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: