Cheirut is an international network of organizations that are dedicated to helping agunot.
Cheirut meets on a quarterly basis and collaborates regularly to work together on international cases, share advocacy strategies, promote collective projects, and provide peer support to one another.
Current members include: Boston Agunah Taskforce (MA), GET JEWISH DIVORCE JUSTICE (LA), GETToutUK (London), Go Getters (South Africa), JEWEL (France), The LEV Organization (NY), Mavoi Satum (Israel), ORA (U.S.), the Rackman Center (Israel), Unchain My Heart (Australia), Yad La'Isha (Israel), Young Israel Israel Region (Israel)
Cheirut's First Ever Global Summit
A Three Part Virtual Series
Click here to access recordings of all three sessions:
Session 1: Agunot, Get Refusal, and Domestic Abuse: Where are we now in the US and around the World?
Discussion moderated by Dr. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe. Panelists: Ann Pava, Keshet Star, Esq., Dr. Shana Frydman, and Advocate Orit Lahav
Session 2: Where are we Going: Exploring the Solutions
Discussion moderated by Rabbi Mark Dratch.
Panelists: Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann, Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin, and Dr. Rachel Levmore.
Presentation by: Leah Gottfried and Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein
Session 3: What's Happening Online?: Social Media, Agunah Advocacy, and Collective Action
Discussion moderated by Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt
Panelists: Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll, Adina Sash, and Dr. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Presentation by former agunah.
Learn more about our panelists:
Adina Miles Sash is an American Orthodox Jewish activist and social media influencer known for her Instagram persona, FlatbushGirl. She focuses her activism on the day-to-day challenges faced by Orthodox Jewish women in relation to Jewish Law. Sash is a multifaceted professional, serving as an EMT with the first all-female ambulance corps, a doula, and a kallah teacher. Recently, she has gained attention for raising awareness about the Agunah crisis, accumulating millions of views across her various advocacy platforms.