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Chani Getter; Footsteps, One of Us, Her Story

June 25, 2020 @ 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

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Join us for a speaker series with Chani Getter on her participation in the new Netflix original film “One of Us” .

CHANI GETTER grew up in an ultra-orthodox-Hasidic Jewish home in Rockland County, NY, and at 18, with barely a high school diploma, found herself in an arranged marriage. 5 years and 3 children later, Chani left her husband and as a single parent, began a journey of self-discovery. While her parents initially supported her decision to leave her husband, Chani’s decision to get her driver’s license and buy a car was a deal-breaker which led her family to disown her and her children. While it may have seemed that she was truly on her own, she never felt alone. Today, having mended fences and reconnected with her family of origin, Chani is a proud, out gay parent, and a spiritual leader. Since 2007, Chani has been facilitating a monthly support group for LGBTQIA women in NYC. In 2013 Chani joined the staff of Footsteps, an organization that helps individuals leaving ultra-orthodox Judaism. She uses her skills to support members going through divorce and custody issues. Chani is featured as a counsellor in the Netlix’s Original documentary, One of Us, which follows 3 people in their transition out of insular Hasidic Communities.

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