Posted on May 12th, 2014

Jewish Educators Learn at Beit T’shuvah

Beit T’Shuvah and the Leadership Institute, a former joint initiative of the NYSOE of HUC-JIR and the Davidson School at JTS, funded by the UJA Federation of NY, joined together this April for the inaugural training program for Addiction First Responders, a course created by Beit T’Shuvah’s Elaine Breslow Addiction Institute to train first responders in the community. The one-year Addiction First Responders program began with a five-day immersion program of text study at Beit T’Shuvah’s campus in Los Angeles, CA. Six members of the Leadership Institute mentor staff, led by Dr. Evie Rotstein, director of the NY School of Education, ARJE members Ira Wise and Yonni Wattenmaker along with others, learned with lead members of Beit T’Shuvah’s staff while immersing themselves in Jewish learning from Beit T’Shuvah’s unique community. Beit T’Shuvah is dedicated to using Jewish teachings, spiritual direction, psychotherapy, and the power of community to help individuals discover their passion and recover their purpose.