Toby Alice

I’m Toby Alice, born in 1989. I live in Ramat Gan, but am originally from Beitar Illit, and I was raised in the Lithuanian Charedi communityToby Alice picture. About 15 years ago, I disaffiliated from ultra-Orthodoxy, after hearing about Hillel from a relative. Some good people along the way helped me, but it was mostly me and my desire to move forward in life that kept me going. I benefited from Hillel’s social support and got a scholarship, and today I’m a Sports Physical Therapist.

I want to say to anyone still undecided about leaving Orthodoxy: Believe in yourself! Listen to yourself! No one can take anything from you. It all depends on you.

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Sarah Reich

I’m Sarah Reich, 33 years old. I left the ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem about 4 years ago with my two sons now aged 9 and

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Tomo Chen

I am Tomo Chen, a volunteer at Hillel; I work as a copywriter and live in Tel Aviv. I volunteered at Hillel’s transition apartments in

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Molly Goldberg

I’m Molly Goldberg, born in 1991, and currently living in Jerusalem. I belonged to the Chabad movement and left about 12 years ago for ideological

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