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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Presentation at JCFS Chicago’s Addiction Services Program, Chicago
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.
Presentation on community addiction advocacy and programming to community leaders and educators, Beth Tfiloh Community School, Baltimore
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
Workshop for clergy and clinicians – “It Happens Here: Addiction in the Jewish Community,” Jewish Family Service, Houston
Session on Substance Use Disorder, Harm Reduction & Treatment - GIFT (Giving Initiative for Teens) Program of the Stroum Jewish Community
D’var Torah – A Jewish Family Faces Addiction – Kavana Cooperative, Seattle
Serenity Shabbat service with Temple Beth Or, Everett, WA
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
Addiction is a Jewish issue. We’re working to address it.