GAIN NEW UNDERSTANDING TO AN EXCITING INTEGRATIVE JEWISH FAITH-BASED RECOVERY PROGRAM COMING TO NEW YORK CITY. JOIN US IN LEARNING VALUABLE RESOURCES AND INSIGHT ON HOW TO HELP THE COMMUNITY HEAL FROM ADDICTION AND LIVE IN RECOVERY.
8:30AM- 9:00AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00AM-10:00AM: Keynote Speaker- T’Shuvah as a Way of Life Rabbi Mark Borovitz
10:00AM- 10:15AM: Break
10:15AM- 11:10AM: Breakout Sessions:
Breakout #1: T’Shuvah- Next Steps Rabbi Iggy Gurin-Malous
Breakout #2: Role vs. Soul- Learning How to Connect to Promote Healing Rabbi Mark Borovitz
Breakout #3: Family and Prevention –Harriet Rosssetto, LCSW Founder &Clinical Director, Beit T’Shuvah
11:10AM- 11:15AM: Break
11:15AM-12:00PM- Closing Keynote- A New Response to an Old Question Rabbi Iggy Gurin-Malous
12:00PM- 1:00pm: Networking Lunch
T’Shuvah as a Way of Life: An in-depth look at the spiritual tenet of t’shuvah in the role of returning to wholeness, recovery, and redemption.
Role vs. Soul: A candid presentation and dialogue on how to apply the lessons of relating to our communities with our own challenges of brokenness. How do we share how we are held with our own personal challenges? How can we both have our own wounds and simultaneously lead? Can we really be honest and vulnerable as Jewish communal leaders?
Family and Prevention: A deep look into family systems and how they relate to recovery and prevention.
A New Response: T’Shuvah Center plans to open in NYC in Summer 2019. This session will cover why it needs to happen and what the plan is for the community
Rabbi Mark Borovitz: Ordained fifteen years ago at the University of Judaism, Rabbi Mark Borovitz serves as Senior Rabbi and CEO of Beit T’Shuvah, a residential addiction treatment center and educational institution in West Los Angeles. His commitment to the idea that for everyone and the addict, especially, feeling that “you matter” and “you belong” in a community are at the heart of recovery, not just from active addiction but the recovery of your own holy soul. Rabbi Mark was invited to a round table discussion with President George W. Bush about faith and recovery. He has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Wall Street Journal and newspapers across the world, including Israel's largest publication, Ha’aretz Daily Newspaper. His co-authored biography, The Holy Thief: A Conman’s Journey from Darkness Into Light, has served as a source of strength for many, including the incarcerated and those suffering from addiction.
Rabbi Igael Gurin-Malous: Rabbi Igael Gurin-Malous is a renowned Talmud teacher, spiritual counselor, artist, educator, and father. He grew up betweeen Belgium, Israel, and the United States, so as expected, he is very well dressed, very blunt, and very practical. He grew up with a traditional Jewish Orthodox background, and graduated from Yeshivat Kfar Haroeh in 1992. Since then, he has been involved with informal and formal education serving as the Education Director for the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS), Assistant Director to Ramah Seminar in Jerusalem, Dean of Students at Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco among many other roles. He is a contributor to the Good Men Project, and a frequent author, speaker, teacher and contributor on subjects ranging from spirituality, fatherhood and LGBTQI issues. Currently, he serves at Temple Israel of Hollywood as the Talmud Scholar in Residence, teaching weekly classes on Interpreting Talmud. Igael also serves on the board and faculty at the Academy of Jewish Religion of California and is the Director of Spiritual Counseling at Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles. Rabbi Igael is the Executive Director for the T’Shuvah Center that plans to open in NYC Summer 2019.
Harriet Rossetto: Harriet Rossetto is the founder and executive vice president of Beit T’Shuvah, a residential treatment center and educational institution in West Los Angeles. Her belief that addiction is a malady of the soul inspired her to create a community that for 30 years has supported the process of recovery through spiritual healing. The Obama administration selected her this summer as an Advocate for Action, a national role model for her unique approach to addiction prevention and called on her to advise on national drug control policy. The Bush administration recognized her work with recovering Jewish addicts as an example of why the government should support faith based efforts. Harriet’s been honored with the Alan Kassin award for professional achievement from the Jewish Communal Professionals, the Vision Philanthropy Award, and the Isaiah Award from the Jewish Federation for filling an unmet community need. Rossetto has also chronicled her own story in Sacred Housekeeping: A Spiritual Memoir.