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Understanding Divorce and Separation in the Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to our dedicated space for discussing and addressing divorce and separation within the Jewish community. Our site features a diverse range of professionals, therapists, and content focused on navigating and understanding divorce and separation in the Jewish community.

Unique Challenges of Divorce and Separation in the Jewish Community

When individuals within the Jewish community experience divorce or separation, which are often shaped by distinct cultural and religious factors, it represents a specific category of challenges faced by this group. Halachic (Jewish legal) considerations, family dynamics, community stigma, and religious expectations can all impact the process of divorce and separation in the Jewish community. Often, cultural and religious factors play a role in how divorce and separation are perceived and addressed. It can affect individuals' emotional well-being, social support, and sense of belonging within the community.

Watch the videos below to gain insights from Jewish legal experts, therapists, and community leaders. These resources offer extensive knowledge on addressing divorce and separation within the Jewish community, providing expert guidance and culturally sensitive techniques.

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Professionals Who Specialize in Divorce/Separation

Danielle Taylor, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Dating & Relationship Therapist

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  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering

Rachel Brezel

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Esther (Ellen) Gendelman

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Naomi LeVine, LCMFT

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Being human is a journey filled with both joy and challenges.

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  • 🀝 Collaborative

Chava Abramovitz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

We are hurt in relationship, and we heal in relationship.

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  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’­ Open minded

Talia Gutlove, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Practice Progress, NOT Perfection

  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm

Chana Eisenstein, CPC

Coach, Certified Professional Coach, CPC

The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your relationships.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ™ Spiritual
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Fay Brezel, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

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  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Jonathan Tuller

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Dr. Yosef Tropper, PsyD

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, LCPC, LMHC, LPC

Every wall is a door. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Eliezer Schwadron, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Aaron Silverman

Therapist, LMSW

#gettingtohappy

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  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ”₯ Energetic

Marv Zauderer

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

It is the song from within that keeps the pain of living from snuffing our lives. It is the song from within ignited, again, and again, that keeps the world going. β€” Mark Nepo

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Yael Katz

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

My ultimate goal is to assist you in cultivating personal growth, resilience, and well-being.

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  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering

Rachel Tuchman, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Rachel Levinson, LCSW

Therapist, LCSW

I aim to create a positive, supportive space that encourages growth, self-discovery, and a sense of empowerment for each unique individual

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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Melissa Lieber

Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC

Every person has a unique story

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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Malka Akhenblit, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.

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  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Bracha Bard-Wigdor

Therapist, LMSW, Intimacy Coach

Bridal, Birth, Budget Educator

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  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Michelle Feder, PsyD

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD

For Better Living

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  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Michali Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-C

Embrace Yourself. Embrace Each Other. Embrace Life.

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  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Pnina Braun (Nina Reiss)

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Therapist, LMFT

Take the reins to steer your life on a new path to achieve your dreams, enhance your love life, and develop positive connections.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Shimshon Meir Frankel

Coach

Free yourself from the foreign thoughts and unhealthy behaviors that have been keeping your true self at bay.

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  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎨 Creative

Moshe Norman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.

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  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Simona Noaghiul Yland

Therapist, MD, MPH, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Fully mindful of each moment. ... "You cannot add more minutes to a day, but you can utilize each one to the fullest

Hannah Pasternak

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I work with adolescents and adults of all ages to make tangible progress towards the life you envision for yourself

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  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Mendel Toron

Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR Certified

β€œThe privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

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  • 🎯 Direct
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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Eli Kaufman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Anna Sherman, MFT

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RP, MA

You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy - Nightbirde

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  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Jen Gottesman

Therapist, Master of Social Work

It's never overreacting to ask for what you want and need -- Amy Poehler

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  • 🎯 Direct
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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Mordechai Jacobs, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Greatness is the ability to change

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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Sarit Shaer

Coach, Healer & Life Coach

No one will ever love you more than you love yourself.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Brocha Silverstein

Therapist, Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SAP, NCAC, CASAC-G

You don't need to journey this Road 2 Recovery Alone,

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  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging

Loren Aryeh Leib Ecker

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC-T

The way out is through

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  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Brooke English

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, RYT

Yisroel Picker, MSW

Therapist, Master of Social Work, MSW, C-DBT, CCTP

Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering. – Peter Levine

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  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Jodi Engelstein, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, MS

Your goals in therapy will always stand as building blocks for the work we do.

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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Nina Kaweblum, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Rachy Friedlander, Somatic Coach

Coach, Emotions Master Coach/TEB Practitioner

The real flex is how many wounds you can turn into wisdom.

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  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Joshua Pearl

Therapist, PhD, Psychologist

Psychotherapy is sought not primarily for enlightenment about the unchangeable past but because of dissatisfaction with the present and a desire to better the future. –Milton H. Erickson

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  • 🎯 Direct
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Malka Shaw, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Ready to increase the Joy in Your Life? Let’s take this journey together…

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  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Shira Pomrantz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your journey to self-discovery, emotional healing, and inner peace begins here.

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  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Caryn Guttman-Weber, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Bassy (Batya) Schwartz, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

You are the one you've been waiting for -Richard Schwartz

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  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering

Levi Rapoport

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

There's more to you than just you

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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging

Chaya Satt

Therapist, MSc

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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Liz Wallenstein, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Turn Your Biggest Problems into Your Biggest Opporutnities

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  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Rivky Weiss

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

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  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Estee Esses, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Although we can't go back and make a brand new start, we can start from now and make a brand new end.

Raquel Betesh, M.S., M.S.

Coach, Dating, Relationship, Intimacy & Life Coach

It is not about making the right or wrong decisions in life, it is about having clarity and being at peace with whatever decision you make.

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  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Erica Klein, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Rivky Dasheff, LD CRC

Coach, LD CRC

A relationship is two individuals with their own individuality coming together to create a unity

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  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Breena Freid

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Nina Rapaport, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes ~ Jung

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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Deborah Meisel

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

My style is collaborative and strengths based, let's find solutions together

Deborah Tobaly

Therapist, Master of Social Work, LMSW

I am committed to helping you recognize and utilize your strengths, empowering you to achieve your desired goals.

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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Sara Kahan-Newman

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Lynn Zakeri, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Michael Meir

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MD, PhD, LMHC

TEDx speaker, former dean of health sciences (NY), author of four books. Active listener and proactive therapist.

Chaya Danziger

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Tani Foger, Ed.D, LPC

Therapist, Ed.D, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

β€œComparison is the thief of joy” - Theodore Roosevelt

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  • 🎯 Direct
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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Miriam Porat

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist

There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life - Tara Brach

Simi Lichtman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it.

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  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Jory Stillman, MA, MCC

Coach, Master Certified Coach, MA, MCC

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor E. Frankl

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  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Sarah Yoffe, Certified Life Coach

Coach, Addiction recovery, Trauma Mind Body and Soul

Learn skills and tools today for a better tomorrow.

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  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Jennifer Gould, LPC, NCC

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

β€œVulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity." Brene Brown

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Marina Breydo

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Sheefra Blume

Coach, Certified Enlifted Coach; Clinical Herbalist

She believed she could, and so she did.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Vanessa Abraham, BSc

Therapist, BSc, PG Dip Psych, Certificate in Supervision

Wherever you go, there you are.

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  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Understanding and Addressing Divorce and Separation within the Jewish Community

Divorce and separation are pressing concerns across various communities, with the Jewish community facing its own specific obstacles. While the broader societal understanding of divorce and separation exists, the intricacies of cultural norms, religious practices, and community dynamics within the Jewish community add layers of complexity. Divorce and separation within the Jewish community can affect individuals regardless of age, gender, or background, highlighting the need for awareness and targeted support.

Strategies for Addressing Divorce and Separation in the Jewish Community

Effective support and guidance for Jewish individuals going through divorce or separation necessitate approaches that are culturally and religiously attuned. This encompasses legal assistance that respects halachic requirements, therapy that addresses emotional and spiritual challenges, community support networks that provide a sense of belonging and understanding, and resources for co-parenting and family adjustments. Tailored interventions are developed to address the specific facets of divorce and separation within the Jewish community. It's crucial to seek professional guidance to navigate these challenges effectively, ensuring a path towards healing, personal growth, and positive future relationships. It's important to note that our professionals are experts in their fields, bringing both specialized knowledge and a deep understanding of cultural nuances to their work

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