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Jonah’s Mission Statement
JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, is a non-profit international organization dedicated to educating the world-wide Jewish community about the social, cultural and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions. JONAH works with those struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions (SSA) and with families whose loved ones are involved in homosexuality.

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Jonah Institute of Gender Affirmation

In 2007, JONAH established a separate division, The Jonah Institute for Gender Affirmation, to provide research and clinical strategies for growth out of homosexuality. Jews are obligated to reach out and serve the entire community under the principle of tikkum olam (working together with G-d to heal and perfect the world); simultaneously we are commanded to avoid proselytizing while offering such help. In this respect, both JONAH and the new Institute differ from most other faith-based ministries because we assist non-Jewish individuals and families in a manner which will not threaten their personal religious or secular beliefs.

Religious Commentary
Letter from Rosh Yeshiva to JONAH | 2000

Dear Mrs. Berk,
It hurts me greatly to have to write on this subject, which unfortunately misleads many people. Anything that the Torah forbids, the human being is able to control. Many times, additional professional assistance is needed to control these deviations, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and Rabbinic authorities.

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As a non-profit organization, JONAH strives to help others through the generosity of its supporters, officers and members.
BY: Arthur Goldberg.