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JAAN Events

Connecting with community to increase understanding.

JAAN hosts, sponsors, and participates in a diverse range of events, presentations, and workshops related to raising awareness and understanding of addiction and recovery in Jewish communities, as well as how Jewish traditions can be applied to these issues. View our upcoming events, as well as past events.

Upcoming Events

Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) and JAAN Co-Sponsored
2021 Quarterly Online Recovery-Focused Free Meditation Sits
Full schedule and registration information can be found here. View the December 5 and March 5 meditations.

Temple Beth Am, Seattle
February 23 - May 6, 2021
Hearth Group - Recovery Book Study on:
Recovery, the 12 Steps & Jewish Spirituality by Rabbi Paul Steinberg

NJHSA (Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies)
April 19-22, 2021 - Virtual 2021 Annual Conference
Workshop - “Stories from the Frontline: Addiction & Mental Health
in the Jewish Community”

JCSRecovery and T’Shuvah Center
Virtual Speaker Series: Connection is the Answer
April 27, 2021, Marla Kaufman will speak on the topic of Becoming Vulnerable
Full schedule of speakers (Tuesdays through May 25) and details on how to join can be found here.

Past Events

Arizona

Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals - “It Happens Here: Addiction & Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community,” Shalom Center at Temple Chai, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

California

Workshop for Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Pacific District, Southern California Annual Area Day - “It Happens Here, Addiction in the Jewish Community: Creating a Culture of Compassion & Action, Los Angeles

Sponsorship and presentations at Serenity Shabbat services at various synagogues; these special services focus on addiction awareness and the wisdom of Jewish tradition as it relates to recovery, read article here.

Presentation of Addiction & Recovery Book Sets to synagogues in collaboration with Jewish Federation & Family Services, funded by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation, Orange County, read article here.

Participant and workshop leader – “Coping with Addiction from a Family Perspective,” at Problems and Solutions: A Community Response to the Opioid and Addiction Epidemic, Orange County

Provided addiction and recovery materials to the Jewish Chaplain at Central California Women’s Facility State Prison

Presentation for teens and parents – “Beyond Prevention: When a Jewish Family Faces Addiction,” University Synagogue, Irvine

Workshop for Jewish Educators Assembly’s 65th Annual Conference – “It Happens in Every Community – A Jewish Educator’s Guide to Understanding & Addressing Addiction,” Woodland Hills

Workshop for clergy and educators – “It Happens Here: Addiction in the Jewish Community,” Orange County

Participant and speaker at multi-faith celebration to honor National Recovery Month, Orange County

Presentation at Orange County Jewish Substance Abuse Task Force, Irvine

Presentation at Board of Rabbis, Orange County

Colorado

Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals - “It Happens Here: Addiction & Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community,” Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy Program, and JEWISHcolorado, Denver

Session Leader at Rabbinic and Lay Leadership Training Day – “The Jewish Professional Role: Application to Your Community,” BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy Program at Camp Ramah of the Rockies, Denver

Georgia

Workshop for clergy – “Addiction and Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community,” Atlanta

Presenter and panelist – “How Wilderness Therapy and Collaborative Community Engagement Can Bring Healing,” Temple Kehillat Chaim, Atlanta

Co-leader in interactive educational presentation with post-B’nai Mitzvah teens, Temple Beth Tikvah, Atlanta

Illinois

Presentation at JCFS Chicago’s Addiction Services Program, Chicago

Ohio

Community Panel Discussion, “Addiction to Recovery: Circle of Caring for Self, Others & Community,” The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University’s Substance Abuse Series, Cleveland

Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals - “It Happens Here: Addiction & Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community,” Siegal Jewish Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve Univerisity and Jewish Federation, Cleveland, read article here.

Maryland

Presentation on community addiction advocacy and programming to community leaders and educators, Beth Tfiloh Community School, Baltimore

Michigan

Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals - “It Happens Here: Addiction & Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community,” Jewish Family Service and Tri-Community Coalition, Detroit

Texas

Workshop for clergy and clinicians – “It Happens Here: Addiction in the Jewish Community,” Jewish Family Service, Houston

Washington

Session on Substance Use Disorder, Harm Reduction & Treatment - GIFT (Giving Initiative for Teens) Program of the Stroum Jewish Community
Center, Seattle

D’var Torah – A Jewish Family Faces Addiction – Kavana Cooperative, Seattle

Serenity Shabbat service with Temple Beth Or, Everett, WA

Washington, DC

Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals - “Wellness & the Jewish Community Agenda,” Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, D.C.

Webinars & Podcasts

Webinar presenter – “Creating a Culture of Compassion and Action in Response to the Opioid Crisis,” U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Partnership Center

Online blogcast panelist – “Jews Are Not Immune: Exploring Addiction & Mental Health,” Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA), archived here

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