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Sunday, January 20 • 10:15am - 11:30am
What is Addiction and Why Should I Care?

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Some say that addiction is a public health crisis of our time. But what does 'addiction' really mean? Is it a disease? Physical? Mental? Does spirituality play a role? And if I'm not an addict, why does any of this apply to me? In this session we will begin to unpack some of these questions and explore how Jewish tradition and practice can help us understand addiction as part of the broader human experience. We will draw upon the teachings of Rabbi Mark Borovitz, Senior Rabbi of Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles, and we will reflect personally on our own lives - whether or not we are addicts - as we explore these questions and consider how Torah and t’shuvah can be a path to healing.

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Miriam Green

Miriam Green is Rabbi for Community Engagement at Herzl-Ner Tamid. She is a recent graduate of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and was a spiritual counselor and rabbinic intern at Beit T'Shuvah, a Jewish addiction recovery center in Los Angeles. She counseled women and men... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am PST