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Get Started with Footsteps

Whether you are considering leaving the ultra-Orthodox community or have already begun a new life in the secular world, there is a place for you at Footsteps. We offer programming and resources for people at any stage of the journey. We also welcome formerly ultra-Orthodox people who would like to help others considering or actively making the transition.

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Get Involved

Please consider making a donation to Footsteps or volunteering your time to assist people as they seek to build self-determined lives.

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Our Public Events

Throughout the year, we host a number of programs that are open to the public. Please come! For a complete listing of our events, click here.

Our Member Programs

Most of our programs are for members only. If you are interested in attending but are not a member, you can join here. For a listing of all our programs, click here.

RESOURCES 

If you are interested in learning more about the experience of leaving ultra-Orthodoxy, please check out our resources.

For Those Leaving

If you want to learn more about what life has been like for those who left ultra-Orthodoxy, there are a lot of resources for you to discover here.

For Family Members

Is someone you are close to going through a religious transition? Find advice, thoughts and resources here.

For General Interest

Want some general information about those who have made the transition? Click here.

Who We Are

Footsteps is the only organization in North America that assists people who wish to leave the ultra-Orthodox community. Based in New York, Footsteps provides a range of services, including social and emotional support, educational and career 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.