EVENTS

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 Events & 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. 

 

LBGTQ+ MEET UP GROUP

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

PATHFINDERS WRITER WORKSHOP SERIES

Sundays 11am - 1pm

- 14 & 28 August       - 11 September
- 2 & 23 October       - 6 November 

Venue: Details sent upon registration

Explore your personal story and build your writing and storytelling skills

LIVING FEARLESSLY & FULFILLED WITH BEATRICE WEBER (live from New York)

Pathways Melbourne presents at Limmud Oz

Sunday September 4th 2022, 10am

Venue: The King David School, Armadale

Book tickets HERE

PATHFINDERS ROSH HASHANAH LUNCH

Sunday September 18th 2022, 12pm - 2pm

Venue: Details sent upon registration

Share a delicious communal meal and your thoughts on the upcoming High Holy Days

JIFF FILM FUNDRAISER EVENING: Where Life Begins

Tuesday 25 October 2022, 6pm

Venue: Classic Cinema, Elsternwick

Link to buy session tickets available soon

YOM HA' BECHIRA (Day of Choice) - ANNUAL PATHFINDERS PICNIC
Sunday 30th October 2022, 12 - 2pm
Location: Details sent in eNews and sms reminders

PATHFINDERS BUSHWALK - GENERAL MEET UP 

Sunday November 13th 2022, 3pm - 5pm

Location: Details sent in eNews and sms reminders

Bring your walking shoes and join us for an afternoon in nature

WALK AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE

November 2022, date TBA

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

PATHFINDERS CHANUKAH CELEBRATION - GENERAL MEET UP

Sunday December 11th 2022, 3pm - 4:30pm discussion & donuts!

Venue: Details sent in eNews and sms reminders

Topic: Reflections upon the year that was and the year ahead

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.