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Review: My Un-Orthodox Life


From one of our Mentors Julia Haart’s extraordinary life is at the center of “My Un-Orthodox Life”, the most recent Netflix show, which explores family life beyond the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world. It is so-called as Netflix found considerable success with the show “Unorthodox”, a dramatisation loosely based on the biography of the same name by Deborah Feldman. These women do…

Online Screening of “Jude”


“My message for young people who are finding things challenging? Find a couple of people who you can be honest and authentic with, find those people that are there just to support who you are – to big you up and give you courage – and to do small steps at a time.” On Sunday 27th June, Mavar supporters and…

We’re hiring! Join Mavar as a Bookkeeper


Mavar is seeking a Bookkeeper to support its work with young men and women from the Charedi community who have taken the challenging decision to follow a different path in life. Main duties and responsibilities: To prepare management accounts and other schedules based on underlying records.To ensure suppliers, project partners, HMRC and expenses are paid on timeTo ensure that all…

Mavar director steps down after ‘life-affirming’ stint


** This article originally appeared in the Jewish Chronicle, 15th January 2021** By Simon Rocker. Linda Turner, co-founder of Mavar, the charity which supports Charedi community members looking to explore new avenues in life has stepped down after seven years as director. Her successor is Amos Schonfield, founding director of Our Second Home, a youth organisation for refugees and asylum-seekers…

From Little Acorns


Coming full circle There’s been a sudden rush of calls from people who left ultra-orthodoxy some years ago who now want to support others in the process of leaving the haredi community of Stamford Hill.   Within the space of 3 weeks we had 4 emails from formerly frum young men and women who want to ‘give back’, so we’ll be…