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Mavar Pesach Appeal


Each year, Jews around the world gather with friends and family in our homes for a Pesach seder to remember the story of Exodus. As we prepare to mark this festival once again, we know that many of our fellow Jews stuck in or fleeing from the war in Ukraine will be unable to do so. That is why we’ll…

Mavar Annual Report 2021


Since 2013, Mavar has worked tirelessly to be a safety net and a helping hand to people making daunting steps on their own. 2021 was a year of exciting developments for Mavar, with new staff, new volunteers, and new opportunities – and we are now a crucial part of the global movement for Yotzim (people exploring life beyond the Charedi world). With…

Mavar at Limmud Festival 2021


Mavar chair Nick Gendler facilitated a conversation between 'Yotzim', people who have explored life beyond the Strictly Orthodox world: Izzy Posen, Mavar (UK)Amir Stein, Hillel (Israel)Mindi Yeger, Footsteps (USA) https://youtu.be/AehhNOE40JY Yotzim without borders: meet the people leaving the Charedi world Far from Netflix TV shows, whether it is in Stamford Hill, Williamsburg or Jerusalem, there are people making the decision…

Be a counsellor with Mavar


Mavar seeks qualified, experienced counsellors to join its small volunteer team. Mavar is a charity that seeks to empower individuals who choose to explore opportunities beyond the Charedi world to fulfil personal goals. We provide a toolkit to enable the user to achieve independence and minimise the obstacles they may encounter as they explore options to live, work or study…

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…

New Horizons at Mavar


Amos Schonfield - Mavar's new CEO What is the first day of a new job ‘supposed’ to look like? Arrive in your office to be shown which are the correct mugs to use, be handed a code for the photocopier that you’ll likely forget at the bottom of your drawer, sheepishly introduce yourself and try to remember everyone’s names? It…

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…