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HOW TO BUY ART


Mavar is running a special event in November on the subject of ‘HOW TO BUY ART’ (inspired by the hugely popular Netflix series, Shtisel) which will take place at the Mayfair art gallery of Omer Tiroche. The main speaker for the evening will be Jeremy Lewison, former Director of Collections at Tate, who will be in conversation with Omer to provide insights and tips about the…

Learning English as a Yiddish speaker


One of our members went to speak to a local Yiddish group about his experiences learning English from within the Chassidic community in Stamford Hill and Gateshead, which also touches on some of his issues around leaving and entering the secular world. The group made a really wonderful short video about his experiences, which also mentions Mavar and the help…

Director’s Blog – January


Expansion, Expansion The last part of 2018 was a crazy but exciting few months, launching Mavar North (based in Manchester) and training additional mentors for Mavar London who themselves grew up in the Charedi world. This has meant running a bunch of training sessions, supported by updated resource packs, revised policies, DBS checks, references…….. you name it! All in a…

Introducing: Mavar North!


Exciting news! We've been working for months on the establishment of a second branch in the North of England and we are very proud to now announce its official launch! Since Mavar started five years ago, we've helped a handful of callers from Manchester and Gateshead, but we've not been able to provide the same personal, high level of support as…

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…