Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of individuals of all walks of life who help each other with a common problem – compulsive overeating. We are not professionals – we help and support each other and share our experience, strength and hope to recover from compulsive eating.
Whatever your food problem, you’re welcome to any of our meetings. There are many meetings across Israel, including some in English.
Newcomers – join a Q&A meeting in English every Thursday from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Israel time via Zoom.
Family and friends
Someone close to you has decided to get help with their food problem by coming to OA. Trying to stop eating compulsively may not seem like a big decision at first, but it is of major consequence.
You’re not alone and neither is your loved one. They are lucky to have you in their life.
Service and recovery
“Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I AM RESPONSIBLE.” OA Responsibility Pledge
Service doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Showing up, unlocking the venue of the meeting each week, setting up and cleaning at meetings, moderating or leading a meeting are all examples of service. Just participating is giving service. To learn more about service, click here.
Starting a new meeting
Starting an OA meeting in your area is easy. These are the things you have to consider:
- Find a meeting place. Try to find a location (hall, community center, school, library) free of noise and disruptions.
- Get meeting formats. You can call the OA office at 03-5745799 to get formats or download them from the OA world website.
- Check out other meetings. Visit meetings outside your area that are already established to get more familiar with the formats.
- Spread the word! Let your community know about the meeting. List it in bulletin boards or local newspapers. Ask the OA office to post it on the website and in its announcements.