|Grant Recipient:||Beit T’Shuvah|
|Program:||Elaine Breslow Institute for Jewish Clergy and Educators|
To provide tools to help more than 200 clergy and Jewish educators identify and support those suffering from or on the verge of suffering from addiction.
|Field of Interest:||Human Services|
Founded in 1987, Beit T'Shuvah (BTS) is a faith-based recovery and rehabilitation program with the mission "to restore lost souls and return them to themselves, their families and their communities." The BTS model is a combination of psychotherapy, the 12 steps of the Alcoholics Anonymous Program, spiritual activities rooted in the study of Torah, creative arts expression, vocational counseling, social and recreational activities and various forms of therapy.
The Elaine Breslow Institute for Jewish Clergy and Educators will provide more than 200 clergy and Jewish educators with the tools to identify and support those suffering or on the verge of suffering from addiction to seek their help. Program components will include: 1) introductory workshops with membership organizations; 2) half-day workshops for professionals at synagogues and schools; 3) Four-five day immersion experiences for rabbinical students; 4) addiction training for synagogue staff; and 5) private processing groups for clergy and Jewish educators.