The entrance is inconspicuous. You might just walk by it, not even knowing it exists. But once you have entered the Girls Loft – even once – you never forget it.
The warmth, love, care, and joyful ambiance at Aliya Girls Loft is hard to transcribe into words. Sometimes words aren’t needed and the smiles and emotions suffice.
At a recent Aliya event, Sarah* sat on the side, quietly and pensively observing. As the night wrapped up, she turned to the organizers and blurted, “Aliya is an escape for me. It’s where I can let go of it all.” These sentiments reflect the thoughts and feeling of our participants.
For the past 5 years, the Aliya Girls Loft has established itself as a warm and welcoming haven for the female youth of New York. It is the only organization of its kind; reaching out and caring for the girls in our community. Through programs, activities, one-on-one coffee dates, Shabbos meals and more, a unique bond is created and relationships are developed.
In the turbulent and quickly-moving times that we live in, it can be hard to stay grounded and fulfilled. With the constant distraction of technology and outside influences, Aliya seeks to fill the gulf most teenagers find in their lives. We take the unique approach of “Chassidim Ein Mishpacha” by providing the girls of our community with a strong, family-style support system.
The Loft boasts daily recreational activities such as art courses, zumba, basketball, creative writing, and sushi shmooze. Our weekly Shabbos meal are a definite highlight as the girls socialize and meet with other girls their age over a tasty home-cooked meal. We also have special programs for the Yomim Tovim and Chassidishe Yamei D’Pagra.
The Girls Loft provides a milieu for our girls to be themselves and find themselves. We operate with love and care, along with professional resources as needed. The Loft is a center servicing our girls, our community, our future.
The Girls loft is holding a Charidy fundraising campaign beginning at 2 pm Tuesday. Donate at Charidy.com/girlsloft.