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GesherEU News

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.




Can't believe it is almost a week since we arrived at the beautiful Cotswold location for our first residential weekend of 2017. Was great to welcome several first timers and well a some of the regulars.
With unseasonably good weather and views down the valley from the terrace, it was the idyllic Cotswold location.
The program left time to get to know each other or catch up with our Manchester friends. Living, laughing, talking and eating together was such a pleasure and privileged. A great start to the rest of the year.
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2 months ago  ·  

Our new website is now live. Check it out and let us know what you think. We hope to add members writings and other articles on a regular basis. We will let you know when we add more that might be of interest.

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4 months ago  ·  

A Conversation With…

This Saturday 10th December will be the first of a series of "Conversations With" interesting individuals. Explore with them their unique take on life and learn from their experiences. There will be plenty of time for everyone to participate if they want to.

Our first conversation will be with Joe Murray who has had a varied career as an Actor, Theatre & Film Director, Writer and English Language, English Literature & Drama Teacher.

His latest commission; is to write a graphic novel titled 'Make Me God' a comic-book submission for 'Image' and 'Black Horse' Publishers.

We look forward to GesherEU members joining the conversation which will be followed by our usual social.
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6 months ago  ·