Off-road Jews: A Helping Hand for Those Who Stray From the ultra-Orthodox Path

The New York-based Footsteps organization, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, provides professional support and practical advice for Jews who went OTD - 'off the derech.'

NEW YORK − A spontaneous cheer rose up at the Skyline Hotel when Malkie Schwartz introduced several of her siblings at the 10th anniversary gala celebrating Footsteps, an organization that supports people leaving Haredi communities. Her brothers and sisters were in the audience at the midtown Manhattan venue two weeks ago, but didn’t want to be photographed for fear of repercussions in their own Haredi...