This Rosh Hashana, Mavoi Satum  devoted ”Kol Masa ” ( 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 , 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’.