About Us

One Step Forward is a special program of ORA, The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot. Founded in 2002, ORA seeks to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process. ORA accomplishes its goal through educational programming, the One Step Forward helpline, and the agunah advocacy team.

 

In the past, many individuals reached out to ORA for assistance in their divorce process, and by providing information and support early on, ORA was able to assist them in receiving their Get and resolving end-of-marriage issues without undue conflict.

About Us

One Step Forward is a special project of ORA, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot. Founded in 2002, ORA seeks to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process. ORA accomplishes its goal through educational programming, the One Step Forward helpline, and an agunah advocacy team.

 

In the past, many individuals reached out to ORA for assistance in their divorce process, and by providing information and support early on, ORA was able to assist them in receiving their Get and resolving end-of-marriage issues without undue conflict.

Therefore, in September 2015, One Step Forward (OSF) was launched to provide a critical service to individuals at ANY stage in the Jewish divorce process. OSF empowers individuals to make well-informed decisions at every stage of the divorce process and avoid the deterioration of the divorce process into a situation of get-refusal. 

OSF has assisted over 1100 individuals navigate the Jewish divorce process, helped over 55 individuals receive their Get and prevented countless other agunah situations. 

All our services are free-of-charge. Call us today!

OSF is a special project of ORA, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot. 

Services

SUPPORT

Separation and divorce can be a challenging and lonely time in a person’s life. Our staff has years of experience in working with individuals experiencing personal challenges and is here to support you with compassion and empathy

 

We help callers assess their needs and work on a plan on how to deal with the myriad of concerns facing them at this time in their life.

 

All calls are confidential and all services are provided free-of-charge.

REFERRALS

Throughout the world, communities have established resources for individuals in need. OSF is dedicated to help connect individuals to culturally and geographically appropriate resources. Our resource database includes: 

  • Social Services

  • Legal Aid Services

  • Counseling Centers

  • Support groups for adults and children 

  • Food Pantries

  • Temporary financial assistance programs

  • Culturally sensitive resources for victims of domestic abuse

GUIDANCE

Navigating the divorce process is especially complicated when dealing with a Jewish divorce. Questions that individuals ask us on a regular basis include: 

 

  • What is a Beit Din?

  • What is Beit Din’s role in divorce and when should I ask for the get? 

  • What issues can Beit Din adjudicate?

  • Which Beit Din should we go to? 

 

OSF is here to assist callers in learning more about the Jewish divorce process and guide callers in making informed decisions about their next steps. 

 

In The News...

Times of Israel - December 24, 2015 - "Are We Encouraging Divorce?"

Nachum Segal Radio Show - Interview with Jew in the City and One Step Forward

 

Contact Us

551 West 181st St. #123

New York, NY, 10033

Toll Free: 844-673-5463

Fax: 646-365-3474

info@osfline.org

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