Help in starting a 'new' life

We are a group of Jewish people (some previously Orthodox) who wish to assist other Jewish people in need of support.


Pathways' objective is not to sway anyone away from orthodoxy or religious affiliation, but rather to support individuals in their efforts to chose their own directions.


Pathways is a charitable organisation relying on donations and fundraising opportunities to provide information and support for those in the Jewish community choosing to lead self determined lives. 

To contact us, please email info@pathwaysmelbourne.org

Privacy will always be completely respected.



Our objectives:


To support individuals questioning their Orthodox Jewish lifestyles.


To chat, to listen, to lend an understanding ear.


To connect and facilitate like-minded Jewish people who may be going through similar journeys.


To provide the environment for like minded individuals to support one another.


To offer advice on education, housing, employment, and community groups.


To support families of individuals who desire a less Orthodox lifestyle.


Pathways Melbourne are not here to convince people to follow a secular lifestyle.

We each bring our own background to Meet Ups, but we agree to the following common values:


  1. We accept and respect that there are many ways to transition towards self-determination.

  2. We accept and respect that everyone has a right to feel safe – physically, emotionally and psychologically.

  3. We accept and respect that Pathfinders may have mixed feelings about participating.

  4. We can choose to speak or say nothing.

  5. We accept and respect that Pathfinders will take their journeys at their own pace and in directions of their own choosing.

  6. We accept and respect that we are all entitled to confidentiality and to being in full control of our own disclosures.

  7. We accept and respect that your story is yours – no one else can share it.

  8. We agree not to identify anyone within this group to anyone outside this group.

  9. We accept and respect that we are the experts of our own lives.

  10. We accept everyone communicates differently and everyone has a right to be heard in their own time, in their own way.

  11. We can disagree without being disagreeable.

  12. We will think about how people might receive what we say.

  13. We will be non-judgmental of one another.

  14. We will respect one another’s differences and treat each other 
    with kindness and dignity, even when our opinions differ.