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Our Story

Mavoi Satum was founded in 1995 by Leah Globe, of blessed memory, a wise and compassionate woman. She passed away in 2001 just three months before her 101st birthday.

She was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States. From an early age she was dedicated to improving the lives of a wide variety of people in need.

Leah opened her home to women who were agunot and mesuravot get, and dedicated her efforts to obtaining legal and emotional support for them. She quickly gained a reputation and attracted a flood of requests for help. She was overwhelmed by the extent of suffering she encountered among these powerless women and appalled by the communal silence to their plight. In an effort to call attention to the issue she decided to record their stories which she published in a book entitled ‘Mavoi Satum’.

Leah was soon joined by a group of women who shared her concern and together they planted the seed from which the organization grew. The original founders recruited professional women as well as volunteers (melavot) who served as companions and mentors to the mesuravot get. 

As the organization expanded the extent of assistance offered to women in need grew to the multitude of services that are currently offered.

 

Leah Globe will be remembered for her extraordinary self-sacrifice on behalf of women trapped in failed and violent marriages. Each woman who benefits from the services of Mavoi Satum is a personal witness to Leah’s contribution and honors her memory.