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Mavoi Satum Recognizes its Volunteers

This Rosh Hashana, ?Mavoi Satum [1] devoted ?”Kol Masa [2]” ( a newsletter written for and by ‘Mesoravot Get’) ?to the unique and special relationship formed between a ‘Mesorevet Get’? and her ‘Melava’? ( volunteer companion) .? In the newsletter [2], you will read what motivated women to volunteer as a ‘Melava’ as well as what ‘Mesoravot Get’? feel about the relationship with their ‘Melava’ and what it means to them.

Loneliness is a very difficult feeling. Even when a woman has a supporting family and friends, a ‘Mesorevet Get’ may still feel lonely and alone. As Mazal, a ‘Mesorevet Get’ for four years, movingly writes in her poem ?in the end, the struggle is the woman?s only?.

Notwithstanding this feeling,? a Melava, who understands the woman?s situation and supports her throughout? the process until she receives a ‘get’,? can ease this sense of ?I?m fighting alone?.

The Melava program is integral to the service Mavoi Satum provides. Her role is to accompany the ‘Mesorevet Get ‘? to the rabbinical court and to the civil court, as well as to offer a ‘listening ear’ at all times.? It is important to note that the relationship is not one-way. As you will read, it is as meaningful a relationship for the ‘Melava’ as it is for the ‘Mesorevet Get’.