Navigating one’s way toward a different social community is always challenging. Even if you don’t plan on radically changing your lifestyle, these kinds of transitions are fraught and present unique obstacles.
Project Makom’s support groups are managed by mental health professionals who are knowledgeable about the difficulties faced by those transitioning out of and into differing kinds of frum communities and understand the conflicts that such a transition entails. Project Makom also has the capacity to refer individuals to private counselors if needed.
Support group sessions that have been conducted or are planned include:
- Conflict resolution with family
- How to navigate when spouses are on two different religious paths
Growing up, you might have been taught to approach Judaism in a certain way. Your questions may not have been addressed, or you may not have thought to even ask. Project Makom’s classes offer insight into different areas of of halacha and hashkafa. Please know that hashkafic questions are always legitimate, and that you have a right to seek answers to them.
Past classes have included:
- The Halachic Process
- The Existence of God
- A Rational Approach to Reading Torah
- Science and Torah
So you know you want to change your current community, or you’d like to explore other communities but don’t know how one goes about it? Here at Makom we have many volunteers who are ready to help in the following ways:
- Host you in their community for shabbos
- Learn a Jewish topic with you one on one
- Tutor you in a secular subject to obtain a GED
- Help with college applications or resumes
- Mentor you about being frum in a specific professional field
- Help you explore different Jewish school in their community
- Be a friend
To be matched with a volunteer mentor, Go to our SIGN UP page.