“Just as a hammer splinters a rock into many slivers, so is a Biblical verse capable of many interpretations.”
— Talmud Sanhedrin 34a
Family Member Experiences
Loving Those Who Struggle with Addiction
Addiction affects the entire family as well as the individual. We applaud the courage and compassion of the family members who have written these blog posts about their experiences caring for loved ones who have struggled with this disease.
Two young boys met at their JCC preschool and enjoyed decades of friendship until addiction took one of their lives. The friend left behind vulnerably shares his best friend’s story to honor his memory with the hope of saving others from the same fate.
Growing up as the daughter of a rabbi who was also an alcoholic was painful and complicated, resulting in feeling alienated from Judaism. This is the story of finding a way back to a meaningful Jewish life and making meaning of the experience.
A sister’s tragic death changes the author’s life trajectory as she struggles to make sense of it all. Read how Laurie Morgan Silver created a moving Hanukkah memorial service so loved ones can honor and remember the treasured lives of family members and friends who died by suicide or overdose.