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GesherEU News

Hackney publish Investigation into unregistered educational settings

In preparation for its meeting on Monday15 January 2018, the Children and Young People Scrutiny Commission published its report last Friday. You can read our response here

On the BBC Sunday programme, Chris Kennedy, chair of Hackney Council’s Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Commission gave an interview which you can hear here.

Healthy Relationship Workshops

Professionals ran two workshops for members enabling participants to discuss relationship issues in a safe environment, to examine personal interactions and develop confidence and self esteem.

Read what one of the participants wrote here.

Manchester Transgender Judgment - GesherEU Press Release

Following the publication of the Judgment in the case where the transgender father sought face to face contact with his children that still reside in the North Manchester ultra-orthodox Jewish community, GesherEU published the following press release.

The Stamford Hill £1m fund raising event

In August 2016 a fund raising even in Stamford Hill aimed to raise £1m to enable the Charedi community fight legal cases where they think children are at risk of being removed from the community by one of their parents. See Jewish Chronical Report. Despite this, recently released Family Court Judgments show that the Judge expects the Charedi community to support the children "to understand that they will inevitably have these different experiences in their lives with their father [who has left the community] and to be accepting rather than rejecting as a consequence. They need the [Charedi] community to recognise and acknowledge the importance of their father's role in their lives".

Our Specialist Volunteers

We have the services of a social worker with experience within the family court system and family solicitors in London and Manchester with whom members can talk informally.


We are delighted to have received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund for a new community building project. As a result, we are excited to announce that we will be retaining the services of a co-ordinator who will work with us to help strengthen our community. We can expect new exciting activities and experiences that will help members move on in their journeys.

Keep an eye on this space to watch as these changes happen. This is a big step for us and we are grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for helping make this possible.

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Camping weekend.
Back home again and reflecting what a special weekend this was from sitting outside at all hours singing and shmoozing around the fire to enjoying the scenic views of The Peak District, drawing and exploring our identity to BBQing in the dark and spending quality time at a local park - this will certainly be a weekend to remember! Thank you to all those who participated and help make this so special!
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Marching proudly at Gay Pride 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

For the first time GesherEU has meet-ups in both London and Manchester on the same weekend. A Friday night meal in London and a Sunday social in Manchester.
If you are formally Charedi and looking to find like minded individuals for friendship and support in London or Manchester - get in touch.
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