For information about the support groups detailed in this section, please E-Mail JONAH at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the JONAH Hotline at (201) 433-3444
JONAH'S E-Mail Discussion Group:
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The E-Mail Discussion Group consists of Jewish men and women who wish to be free from unwanted same-sex attractions and/or behavior. Individuals post substantive E-mails discussing healing strategies while offering friendship and hope to those struggling with these issues.
Men's Support Groups:
JONAH's Men's Support Groups meet several times a week at the JONAH Office in Jersey City and occasionally a group meets in Manhattan. Formed in October 2001, the groups offer emotional support, counseling, and activities focused on completing the participant's growth into manhood while regaining their God-given, innate heterosexuality by sharing friendship and healing strategies with other Jewish and non-Jewish men with similar goals.
JONAH coordinates with similar Men's Support Groups around the world so if you would like to participate in a group, please contact us.
Experiential Weekends: We encourage our men to participate in the following non-denominational weekends which expedite their journey out of homosexuality:
Other experiential weekends are available in Israel and other parts of the world. Please contact us for information.
Women's Support Group:
JONAH is planning to offer groups specifically geared to the issues surrounding same-sex attraction for Jewish women. Information and referral to appropriate therapy is available. Our goal is to convene a group in the near future.
Family & Friend's Support Group:
JONAH offers information, referrals for psychotherapy and spiritual counseling, regular meetings in Manhattan and/or Jersey City, and events for parents, families, and friends who have a loved one dealing with same-sex attractions. JONAH's mission is to offer the knowledge, support, and counseling needed in order to heal the wounds of those suffering because of the issues surrounding homosexuality.
Non-Jewish families and friends are encouraged to call JONAH for referrals to appropriate resources. Please see the web site www.pathinfo.org for a listing of JONAH's sister organizations in the USA and around the world.
Spouse's Support Group:
Often the spouse, be it a husband or wife, is perplexed about what to do about their loved one's same-sex attraction. JONAH's mission is to offer the knowledge, support, and counseling needed in order to heal the wounds of Jewish and non-Jewish couples facing this crisis.
Weekly teleconferencing classes available targeting the following groups:
Please visit www.comingoutstraight.com for more information.