EVENTS

'NEW' Book Club

Facilitator: Sarah Barzel

This 'NEW 2022 PROGRAM' is so very exciting! 

Book Club members will have 2 months to read a book chosen by the group. All books will be author's memoirs on their journey of questioning and moving away from their segregated community. The group will then meet to discuss the writer's story, and most likely compare the book's journey to their own.

See below section for dates

Book Club is strictly for anyone who may be questioning or transitioning away from their Orthodox community or have already left. For confidentiality and safety of those attending, please don't bring others without contacting us first: info@pathwaysmelbourne.org

(Age 18+)

General Meet Ups

Scroll down this page for all scheduled times/details for this year

An open forum to discuss a specific topic chosen by the group.

These 'Meet Ups' are strictly for anyone who may be questioning or transitioning away from their Orthodox community or have already left. For confidentiality and safety of those attending, please don't bring others without contacting us first: info@pathwaysmelbourne.org

We'd love to see you! 

(Age 18+)

LGBTQIA+ Meet Ups

For next Meet Up time/details, contact dan@pathwaysmelbourne.org

An open forum to discuss any issues or topics chosen by the group who balance Jewish observance with questions of LGBTIQA+

These 'Meet Ups' are strictly for people who feel they fit in to the 'Rainbow' community as well as questioning or transitioning away from their Orthodox community or have left. For confidentiality and safety of those attending, please don't bring others without contacting us first: info@pathwaysmelbourne.org

If you are interested please email Dan to register - dan@pathwaysmelbourne.org

We'd love to see you! 

(Age 18+)

Womens' WhatsApp Group

An open forum to discuss any issues or topics chosen by the group.

This 'Womens WhatsApp Group' is strictly for people who identify as female, who are simply questioning, are transitioning away from their Orthodox community or have left. To join the group, for confidentiality and safety of its participants, please contact info@pathwaysmelbourne.org

Your questions and opinions are always respected and heard.

(Age 18+)

Dates for upcoming Pathfinder Meet Ups

 

MEET UPS & EVENTS

Email info@pathwaysmelbourne.org for all the details if you are new to joining us. We welcome all interstate Pathfinders also :) Privacy will always be completely respected. Shomer Shabat and Kosher catered. 

Pathways Melbourne activities take place on the land of the Kulin Nation.

We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future.

COVID 19

Under Government requirements, only vaccinated people will be able to participate face to face in Pathways Melbourne programs. Pathways staff will check vaccination status by requesting to view participants' Service Victoria QR-code-app check-in. Where possible, we will accommodate unvaccinated participants through a hybrid approach.

LBGTQ+ MEET UP GROUP

For next meet up time & details
email dan@pathwaysmelbourne.org

BOOK CLUB

Wednesday May 11th 2022, 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Address sent on eNews and sms reminders

Book to Read before meeting: 'The Colour of Water' by James McBride

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday May 29th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: Navigating secular culture

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday June 26th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: Books/movies that have helped me along the way

BOOK CLUB

Wednesday July 6 2022, 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Address sent on eNews and sms reminders

Book to Read before meeting: TBA

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday July 24th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: Dreaming big - what does your ideal lifestyle look like?

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday August 21st 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: Friendships -  the good, the bad and the ugly

BOOK CLUB

Wednesday September 7th 2022, 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Address sent on eNews and sms reminders

Book to Read before meeting: TBA

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday September 18th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: Navigating the High Holidays

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday October 16th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: What Yom Ha' Bechira (International Day fo Choice) means to me!

YOM HA' BECHIRA (Day of Choice) - ANNUAL PATHFINDERS PICNIC
Sunday 30th October 2021, 12 - 2pm
Email: info@pathwaysmelbourne.org for the meeting spot details

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday November 13th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: In the next 2 years I see myself...

BOOK CLUB

Wednesday November 23rd 2022, 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Address sent on eNews and sms reminders

Book to Read before meeting: TBA

WALK AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE

November 2022, date TBA

Location: TBA (Usually Caulfield Park, corner Balaclava & Hawthorn Roads)

GENERAL MEET UP GROUP

Sunday December 11th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion (coffee & tea until 5pm)

Venue: In person, new venue (address sent on eNews and sms reminders)

Topic: How to re-define family relationships

Our Pathways Meet Up Values

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.