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Jewish Resources for Addiction and Recovery

JAAN continues to actively research Jewish addiction and recovery resources and events in communities across the country as well as Canada. We will be adding resources and communities continually, so please check back often. Resources and events are grouped by geographic location.

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Online Jewish Recovery Resources

Download our free “How to Be a Jewish Recovery Ally” guide here for practical steps you can take to support people struggling with substance use disorder and addicition and those in recovery, as well as their loved ones.

During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever for people impacted by substance use disorders and other addictions, and their family members and friends, to stay connected and supported. To promote safe physical distancing, almost all recovery meetings have moved online. For those seeking Jewish-focused recovery opportunities, here is a list of online resources that can be accessed from anywhere in the country. Programs include Torah study, 12-step meetings, JACS meetings, meditation, and more. Many of the general resources we have listed on our site are also offering online formats.

JAAN/IJS Online Guided Recovery Meditations
Join us for free quarterly recovery-focused online meditations sponsored by JAAN and hosted by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Our next meditation sit is on December 9, 2022 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET. Everyone is welcome! For the full 2022 schedule and to learn how to access thee meditations, click here.

Beit T’Shuvah
Beit T’Shuvah is a residential addiction treatment center, congregation, and educational institute based in Los Angeles that offers a range of viritual events and programs including recovery meetings, Torah study, spiritual learning, virtual kaddish calls, speaker meetings, webinars, mentoring, and more. Visit website.

CCSA - Communities Confronting Substance Use & Addiction
CCSA, located in Teaneck, NJ, provides support and educational programming for Jewish communities, families, and educational institutions. CCSA offers a variety of virutal progams and workshops, and hosts an ongoing support group online for loved ones of those suffering from addiction. Although CCSA focuses on the Orthodox community, Jews from all backgrounds are welcome.
Visit website. See support group details here.

Jewish Collaborative of Orange County
Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC) is a creative, collaborative, and compassionate community. Part of JCOC’s mission is to provide recovery programs and resources, including the “Twelve Steps and Torah” Zoom meeting it co-hosts with Our Jewish Recovery on Shabbat afternoons at 2:00 pm PT, 5:00 pm ET, open to those in recovery from all types of addiction, their families, friends, and members of Al-Anon. Visit website

Jewish Community Services Recovery (JCSRecovery)
JCSRecovery, a program of The Jewish Board, New York, is an addiction and recovery based community for Jewish people that incorporates Jewish recovery, 12-step principles, and social work practices in their programming. JCSRecovery offers virtual support groups, ongoing meetings (including our JACS NY 12-Step meeting), and workshops. To learn more, email Devora Jaye-Loike at [email protected]. Full schedule can be found here.

Our Jewish Recovery
Our Jewish Recovery (OJR) exists to support Jews in recovery and their loved ones, and to help all find experience, strength, and hope. OJR offers a private Facebook support page and hosts weekly virtual recovery meetings. Visit website. Visit Facebook page.

T’Shuvah Center
T’Shuvah Center’s mission is to provide addicts of all kinds with the opportunity to build a community for recovery using a model that integrates Jewish wisdom, text, and ritual; psychotherapy; the 12-Steps; and spirituality. Although based in Brooklyn, NY, T’Shuvah Center offers a variety of virtual recovery programs and weekly meetings as well as a podcast. Visit website.

Hosted virtually or in a hybrid online/in-person format, these recovery meetings combine Jewish wisdom with recovery principles, and welcome people from anywhere in the country.

Mondays at 7:30 pm ET
A weekly recovery meeting grounded in Jewish spritituality
sponsored by Congregation T’Chiyah in Detroit
Zoom link:, Password: 12step
For more info, email [email protected].

JACS Arizona
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm MT (Hybrid - in person and online)
This is a mixed meeting open to people from any 12-Step program and their family and friends
For more info, click here. For Zoom link, email: [email protected]

JACS Chicago
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm CT
For Zoom link and more info: [email protected]

JACS Indianapolis
Last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm ET
For Zoom link and more info: [email protected]

Recovery Chai
Mondays at 8:00 pm CT
AA-Style Jewish Recovery Meeting based in Houston, TX
Zoom link:

Twelve Steps & Torah
A weekly Shabbat study group at 2:00 pm PT, 5:00 pm ET
Hosted by the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County & Our Jewish Recovery
For more info, click here. For Zoom link, email: [email protected]

National Resources

BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy
BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy (BWT) promotes whole-health wellness in the Jewish community by elevating the conversation around mental health and providing wilderness-based journeys of self-discovery, hope, and healing. BWT works to ensure that Jewish youth and young adults have the confidence, skills, and community support to navigate life’s challenges and thrive in the face of adversity. Programs include a four-week wilderness-based, therapeutic program supporting Jewish young adults struggling with depression and anxiety, a four-week summer program for teens focused on building resilience, through increased self-confidence, skill-building, and healthy relationships, and educational programming for the Jewish community focused on mental health literacy through the lens of social and emotional growth and community-based education programs focused on decreasing stigma and increasing awareness around mental health and addiction in the Jewish community. Visit website.

Beit T’Shuvah
Beit T’Shuvah (BTS), located in Los Angeles, houses a residential treatment center, an educational institute, and a supportive, spiritual community. BTS has a multi-pronged approach toward addiction and other destructive behaviors through a groundbreaking model focusing on the integration of the whole self – the mind, body, and spirit. This model integrates Jewish spirituality, psychotherapy, addiction counseling, the 12 Steps, and creative arts. BTS is also a synagogue congregation comprised of residents, alumni, families, and community members. With their motto of “Recover Your Passion, Discover Your Purpose,” BTS has been bringing healing and hope to people for over 30 years. Visit website.

Chabad Residential Treatment Center (CRTC) in Los Angeles has been providing treatment for over 40 years. CRTC offers residential, outpatient, sober living, and aftercare programs with a mission to help clients free themselves from substance abuse and other harmful addictions, connect to their inner roots of spirituality and integrity, form healthy relationships, and build meaningful and fulfilling lives. Visit website.

A variety of information and resources can be found on Chabad’s main website on their Jewish recovery page. In addition to articles, essays, and audio classes on Judaism and recovery, there is a “Recovery Rabbis” tab that lists Chabad rabbis who focus on recovery and offer programs in their communities (locations include Florida, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). Visit web page.

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others (JACS)
JACS, a program of The Jewish Board (New York), encourages and assists exploration of recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment, promotes knowledge and understanding of alcoholism and chemical dependency as it involves the Jewish community, and acts as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life. JACS sponsors an annual retreat on the east coast where participants explore Jewish resources to help strengthen recovery, enjoy Shabbat, talk with rabbis, and share in 12-Step oriented Jewish spiritual meetings and workshops.
Visit JACS web page.

Israel Free Spirit Birthright Renewal Trip
Travel to Israel for free on an exclusive trip for those in recovery, through Birthright Israel. The Renewal trip aims to reconnect young people ages 20-32 in recovery or impacted by addiction with their Jewish heritage and reclaim their role as active members in the Jewish community. In addition to all the traditional highlights and sightseeing, participants will also meet Israelis from different fellowships.
Visit Israel Free Spirit Renewal Trip web page.

Resources by State


Community Resources - Maricopa County


Recovery Meetings

JACS Arizona (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons & Significant Others)
First and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 pm MT
(Hybrid - in-person and online)
For more info, click here. For Zoom link, email: [email protected].

Community Resources - Pima County

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) of Southern Arizona
JFCS has a Jewish Addiction Support Services (JASS) program that provides outreach and education for Jewish organzations, and Jewish individuals, families, and significant others struggling with the use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Outreach and education are done within the context of Jewish spiritual and cultural values. Visit website.


Recovery Meetings

Jewish Sobriety Support Group
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Congregation Bet Shalom
3881 E. River Road
Tuscon, AZ 85718


Community Resources - Los Angeles County

Beit T’Shuvah (BTS)
BTS is both a residential treatment center (for a description of their treatment program, see listing under National Resources) and a spiritual community that offers a variety of opportunities for engagement. BTS has a synagogue that features a full array of Shabbat and holiday services, adult education, and social action projects. In addition to being a location for various 12-step meetings, BTS hosts many special events including engaging speakers and film screenings. Visit website.

Jewish Family Service (JFS)
JFS has an Alcohol and Drug Action Program (ADAP) that provides substance abuse prevention and education programming for youth, parents, and the community as well as counseling, referral, and training services. Visit web page.

The YY House
The YY House, located in North Hollywood (Valley Village), brings Jews in sobriety together through monthly Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, and meetings. They publicize the dates and times of their events on their Facebook page. Visit Facebook page.

Community Resources - Marin County


Serenity Shabbat services

Serenity Shabbat services are scheduled periodically throughout the year. These spirited services feature a celebration of Judaism and recovery, and are followed by a community dinner.
For more information, email Rabbi Paul Steinberg at [email protected]

Recovery Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Congregation Kol Shofar
215 Blackfield Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920

Serenity Study - A monthly meeting for people in recovery from any addiction, family members,
and community members who wish to engage in spiritual study that includes Judaism,
recovery concepts, and literature.
Fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00-8:15 pm
Rotates between Congregation Kol Shofar [215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon] and
Congregation Rodef Sholom [170 N. Pedro Road, San Rafael]
For current schedule, email Rabbi Paul Steinberg at [email protected].


Community Resources - Palm Beach County

JFS Cares - A Joint Program of the Rales Jewish Family Services and the
Alpert Jewish Family Service

JFS Cares focuses on community awareness, resources, education, and support for Jewish families with loved ones with substance use disorders. In addition to affordable counseling, the agencies offer a free family support group, and maintain a list of resources online that includes information on AA and Al-Anon meetings in Jewish locations. Visit Rales JFS website. Visit Alpert JFS website. Visit JFS Cares resource list.

Jewish Recovery Center (JRC)
JRC brings Torah, support, and fellowship to Jews in recovery and their family members through a full array of programming. JRC hosts Shabbat and holiday dinners, support groups, lectures, outings to sporting and cultural events, and spiritual retreats. JRC also provides referrals, screenings, and assistance with placement for detox and treatment as well as offering aftercare management at their sober houses. Visit website.


Community Resources - Atlanta

Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse (HAMSA)
HAMSA is Jewish Family & Child Services’ (JF&CS) Jewish response to addiction. We provide recovery support and tools, and serve as the go-to resource for the Jewish community. Through a Jewish lens, we help people navigate the system of resources, ensure continuity of care for all levels of recovery, and provide excellent clinical support. Because addiction is at epidemic proportions in the Atlanta area, and treatment options are traditionally not Jewish-informed, HAMSA is in a unique position to facilitate change and significantly impact the Jewish recovery landscape. Visit website.


Recovery Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.
Temple Kehillat Chaim
1145 Green Street
Roswell, GA 30075

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Congregation B’nai Torah
700 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Families Anonymous
Mondays, 7:15 p.m.
Temple Beth Tikvah
9555 Coleman Road
Roswell, GA 30075


Community Resources - Chicago

JCFS Chicago
JCFS Chicago’s addiction and substance misuse services help Jewish individuals and their families find support within their community and receive education on treatment resources. JCFS’ community programs include education, youth drug prevention, older adult services, information and referral to treatment, and professional training. Programs are developed to inspire compassionate responses to addiction’s many challenges using best practices in the addiction prevention and treatment fields. Visit website.


Recovery Meetings

For an up to date list of 12-Step Meetings in Jewish locations, see JCA’s list here.

JACS Meeting (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons & Significant Others)
Monthly, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob
8825 Prairie Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Community Resources - Baltimore

Jewish Community Services (JCS) & The Associated
JCS, an agency of The Associated, has clinicians on staff who are specifically trained to address addiction issues. Services include recovery-focused indvidual and group counseling, treatment, and information and referral services. JCS also offers prevention education and outreach programs to raise awareness among children, teens, and adults about addiction and other risky behaviors. As part of their awareness efforts, JCS produced a series of podcasts called “Hooked - Personal Stories of Addiction.” The Associated sponsors jLink, a comprehensive online resource guide to Jewish Baltimore, that includes an addiction resources page with many links to help and services.

JCS’ Family Navigator Program (FNP) supports loved ones of those struggling with substance use disorder in getting support and guidance throughout the complex and stressful journey. The FNP offers assessment, education, assistance in locating and navigating treatment options, connection to wraparound services, and ongoing support as needed. Contact Naami Resnick at [email protected].

Visit JCS Addiction Services. Visit JCS Hooked Podcast. Visit jLink’s Addiction Services.


Recovery Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous
Grey Sheet Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous
Processed Foods Anonymous
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
7401 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community Day School
3300 Old Court Road
Pikesville, MD 21208


Community Resources - Detroit

Friendship House
The Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House is a Jewish recovery community for individuals and families struggling with addiction. The Friendship House’s welcoming environment hosts 12-step meetings and a weekly Jewish recovery group (listed below), and has a library with 500+ volumes on recovery, self-help, and Jewish spirituality. Their programs include alcohol-free Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, and social events as well as an annual Jewish recovery retreat. Friendship House rabbis are available for spiritual counseling and can also help with referrals to agencies and treatment. Visit website.

Jewish Family Service (JFS)
JFS offers counseling to individuals, couples, and families using a variety of research-based interventions, and has counselors on staff who have specialized training in addiction and recovery. JFS can also assist with evaulation and referral to different levels of care if indicated. Visit website.


*Recovery Meetings**

Alcoholics Anonymous

Sundays, 7:30 p.m.
Friendship House
6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Adat Shalom Synagogue
29901 Middlebelt Road
Farmington, MI 48334

Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.
Temple Shir Shalom
3999 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.
Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323


Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.
Friendship House
6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.
Temple Shir Shalom
3999 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Overeaters Anonymous
Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
Friendship House
6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Jewish Recovery Meeting - Open to all 12-step program members, combines Jewish philosophy, tradition, and spirituality to support and enhance recovery.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Friendship House
6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322


Community Services - Hennepin County

Jewish Community Addiction Services (JCAS), a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis

JCAS seeks to promote recovery and reduce stigma for individuals affected by substance use disorder and their families by providing knowledgeable, confidential, and culturally-sensitive supports and services.
Visit Facebook page.

New Jersey

Community Resources - Bergen County

CCSA - Communities Confronting Substance Abuse
CCSA, located in Teaneck, NJ, provides support and educational programming for Jewish communities, families, and educational institutions. CCSA features open community awareness events on various topics, evidence-based programs at day schools and yeshivot for youth, teens, parents and faculty, and an ongoing support group for loved ones of those suffering from addiction. Although CCSA focuses on the Orthodox community, Jews from all backgrounds are welcome. Visit website. See support group details here.

Community Resources - Ocean County

The Lakewood Recovery Group (LRG)
The Lakewood Recovery Group hosts weekly meetings open to Orthodox or ex-Orthodox Jewish men who are in recovery or seeking recovery from any type of addiction. Visit website.

Community Resources - Monmouth County

Jewish Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment & Education
(a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service/Monmouth County)

The Jewish Center, located in Asbury Park, NJ, offers a culturally sensitive approach to outpatient treatment for addiction for individuals and families. Visit webpage here.


Community Resources - Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning Program Every fall, the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program (SLLP) spearheads a four-part series on addiction and the opioid crisis, offering a wide variety of engaging topics. The series features speakers from the medical, legal, government, and nonprofit communities as well as individuals and family members with lived experience. The series is supported through SLLP’s Melissa Rae Fund in Support of Addiction Advocacy, Understanding and Change, and is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Cleveland Jewish News. Visit website.

Naaleh Cleveland Naaleh is a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening the emotional and well-being of the Cleveland Jewish community. Naaleh’s services include assistance in navigating the process of finding mental health professionals and treatment programs, serving as a liaison between mental health providers, clients, family members, and clergy, sponsoring educational programs to promote wellness and reduce stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders, and offering a safe place for understanding and support. Visit website.


Recovery Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays, 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.
The Temple Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Bouleveard
Beachwood, OH 44122

Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Mandel Jewish Community Center
26001 S. Woodland Road Beachwood, OH 44122

Fridays, 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Suburban Temple Kol Ami
22401 Chagrin Boulevard
Beachwood, OH 44122


Community Resources - Houston

Jewish Family Service (JFS)
JFS is committed to providing services that address tough topics, including substance use disorder and suicide. Through their initiative “JFS Mental Health Programs - Let’s Talk About It,” they have sponsored educational events for both clergy and the larger Houston Jewish community. In addition to having a seasoned addiction and dual diagnosis counselor on staff, JFS offers two weekly support groups; one for anyone impacted by substance use and one for grief support after a death by overdose or suicide. Visit website. See Substance Abuse Support Group details here. See Grief Support Group details here.


Recovery Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous
Saturdays, 7:00 p.m.
Congregation Brith Shalom
4610 Bellaire Boulevard
Bellaire, TX 77401

Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m.
Jewish Family Service
4131 S. Braeswood Boulevard
Houston, TX 77025

Canada – Resources


JACS Toronto
JACS assists individuals struggling with addiction or in recovery and their family members, and provides outreach, education, and speakers to a variety of community groups and organizations. Their services include individual and family counseling, assessments, and support groups with well-trained clinicians. JACS also hosts many different types of 12-Step meetings every day of the week. An extensive resource list and events such as Shabbat dinners can be found on their website. Visit website.


JACS (Jewish Addiction Community Services) Vancouver
JACS provides support to individuals and families affected by addiction that is informed by Jewish values, traditions, and practices . JACS helps community members navigate the maze of addiction services and treatment programs and hosts two support groups, one for Jews in recovery and another for family and friends of people with an addiction issue. JACS also offers workshops and presentations focusing on education, awareness, and stigma reduction. Visit website.

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