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LEAVING THE HASIDIC CULT: NYC ATHEISTS BRUNCH / MARCH 11TH (SUNDAY) / 12 NOON
SUBJECT: LEAVING THE HASIDIC CULT: A WOMAN'S JOURNEY OUT OF AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE SPEAKER: CHAVIE WEISBERGER 'It Felt Like Rape' A Hasidic Woman's Journey Out of an Arranged Marriage – and the Closet Chavie Weisberger married a man she’d barely met and suffered for years until she realized she was a lesbian. But her greatest battle was yet to come. Chavie Weisberger, Community Engagement Coordinator Chavie is a Footsteps member since 2012, and a long-time supporter of the OTD (ultra-Orthodox Jewish) community. In her capacity as Community Engagement Associate, Chavie plays a key role in building a network of those who have already made the transition out of ultra-Orthodoxy and are looking to be connected with Footsteps. She works closely with peer mentors, nurturing Footsteps’ online presence, and assists in implementing leadership development programs. =================================== FOOTSTEPS Footsteps provides educational, vocational, professional, social, and legal support to those seeking to enter or explore the world beyond the insular ultra-religious communities in which they were raised. Some people from the ultra-orthodox and Chasidic communities who choose to enter mainstream America may feel like cultural immigrants. They may face cultural disorientation and isolation coupled with a lack of practical and marketable skills. Every year, hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women attempt to explore the world beyond their insular communities. These courageous individuals struggle to redefine their lives despite punitive reactions from family and friends, little if any secular education, a lack of experience with modern gender roles, and, in some cases, a limited command of English. Footsteps is the only organization in North America assisting people on this journey. Based in New York, Footsteps provides a range of services, including social and emotional support, educational and vocational guidance, workshops and social activities, and access to resources. Thanks to Footsteps, former ultra-Orthodox Jews have a safe, supportive, and flourishing community to turn to as they work to define their own identities, build new connections, and lead productive lives on their own terms. Footsteps has served over 1,300 people since its founding in 2003. Demand for Footsteps’ services continues to grow exponentially. ------------------------- LOCATION: The Press Box Restaurant, 932 Second Avenue (bet. 49th & 50th Sts.) -2nd Floor. COST: BRUNCH is $20, which includes a selection of Buffet Entrees, salad, one soft drink, coffee, tax and tip. ===================================

PRESS BOX

932 SECOND AVE. (49/50) · New York, NY

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NYC Atheists Inc. is a 501/C3, non-profit, non-partisan, educational association with these Purposes and Goals:

1) To promote total and absolute separation of church and state.

2) To educate and inform the public about Atheism.

3) To provide a forum for examination of and discussion about Atheism.

4) To develop and engage in educational, cultural,charitable and social activities that are beneficial to the members of NYC Atheists Inc., the Atheist community and the community at large.

Our meetings and membership are open and all are welcome, (both nonbelievers and believers), atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, secularists, skeptics, humanists, separation-of-church/state advocates, and individuals who are questioning and searching beliefs.

MEETING SCHEDULE

SECOND SUNDAY: NYC ATHEISTS BRUNCH & SPEAKER / 12 NOON

LOCATION: Press Box Restaurant & Pub – 932 Second Ave. (49/50th St.) – 2nd Floor

COST: BRUNCH is $20, which includes a selection of buffet entrees, salad, one soft drink, coffee, tax and tip.

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SECOND OR THIRD TUESDAY: NYC ATHEISTS DISCUSSION MEETUP / 7:00PM

LOCATION: Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – 140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex) – Rear Room

COST: Free, but participants are expected to purchase drink or food to compensate Stone Creek for their space.

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LAST THURSDAY: NYC ATHEISTS MONTHLY SPEAKER MEETING / 6:30PM

LOCATION: SLC Conference Center – 15 West 39th Street – 3rd Floor

COST: We ask for a donation of $10 to help cover the cost of room rental.

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