Stories of Yotzim

רסל דיקשטיין תמונה

Rachelle Dickstein

I’m Rachelle Dickstein. Born in 1982, I grew up in Be’er Sheva in the Chabad movement. The process of disaffiliating took me five years, from when I was 18 to 23

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טובי אליס תמונה

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 community

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מיכאל אייזנשטיין תמונה

Michael Eisenstein

I’m Michael Eisenstein, 29 years old and living in Herzliya. I grew up in a modern ultra-Orthodox community in Bnei Brak, but ten years ago following a lifelong inner desire for self-fulfillment and freedom

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שרי שפירא תמונה

Sari Shapira

I’m Sari Shapira, 26 years old from Tel Aviv. I grew up in Jerusalem in the ultra-orthodox Lithuanian community, but at age 21 when discussions around finding me a “match” intensified

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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 reasons

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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 12.

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עידו לב תמונה

Ido Lev

I’m Ido Lev, born in 1979 and currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. In the past, I lived in Rehovot and grew up there in the Hasidic community

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Volunteer's Stories

תומו חן תמונה

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 the Tel Aviv branch

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Donor's Stories