Benny Rogosnitzky is a founder of Frum Divorce, a community-support organization providing frum divorce families and single parents with the support they need to overcome the trauma, emotional fallout, and loss of security often experienced during a divorce, so they can embark on creating a positive, enduring new beginning. Through support groups, community lectures, and popular events, Benny Rogosnitzky and Frum Divorce are committed to helping heal the pain felt by parents and children going through the difficult divorce process.
Especially among the religious, divorce is an ugly word that represents the breakup of a marriage— a cornerstone of Jewish life. Because of the negative stigma associated with divorce, many divorce families feel isolated, shameful, and alone. And, divorce doesn’t just affect the parents; it severely impacts the children too.
Divorce is becoming more common in Jewish communities. Between 2002 and 2011, the divorce rate rose by 22%, according to the UJA-Federation of New York’s 2011 Community Study. The divorce rate among Orthodox Jews increased by 20% in Brooklyn, the study found.
Frum Divorce was founded to provide a supportive environment for frum divorcees and children so they can overcome the trauma, panic and loss of divorce. To learn more about Frum Divorce, visit www.frumdivorce.org.