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.
2022-2023 Seattle JAAN Serenity Shabbat Services
in collaboration with Congregation Beth Shalom, Kavana Cooperative,
Temple Beth Am, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai!
For details and schedule, click here.
All services offered in-person, some may be livestreamed or allow
for Zoom access. Check the website of participating congregations
for online access.
Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) and JAAN Co-Sponsored
Quarterly Online Recovery-Focused Free Meditation Sits
Our next meditation will be on Thursday, March 16, 2023
(9:30 am PT, 12:30 pm ET) - Everyone is welcome!
For the full 2023 schedule and to learn how to access these meditations,
Temple Aliyah’s Mental Health Initiative
Addiction Awareness Program
Sunday, April 30, 2023, 7:00-8:30 pm, online
Addictions Symposium: A collaboration between JAAN and The Network of Jewish Human Service Agenices (NJHSA) - A two-part online event with a diverse set of speakers and topics attended by human services staff, lay leaders, and other community professionals, January 2023
Virtual Learning Session - “Gimme Shelter: Building Space for Recovery in the Jewish Community,” a collaborative program between JAAN, HAMSA (JF&CS Atlanta), and JCS Baltimore in honor of Sukkot and National Recovery Month 2021 focusing on recovery allyship
Co-sponsor and panelist - “Lessons from Recovery for Navigating a New World,” an online panel discussion about emerging from the pandemic, with JCS Baltimore, Rales JFS Florida, and Beit T’Shuvah
Workshop at Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies’ (NJHSA) 2021 Virtual Annual Conference - “Stories from the Frontline: Addiction & Mental Health in the Jewish Community”
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 Speaker Series - “Becoming Vulnerable,” JCSRecovery (The Jewish Board, NY) and T’Shuvah Center
Online blogcast panelist – “Jews Are Not Immune: Exploring Addiction & Mental Health,” Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA)
Workshop for Jewish Educators Assembly’s 65th Annual Conference (Woodland Hills, CA) – “It Happens in Every Community – A Jewish Educator’s Guide to Understanding & Addressing Addiction”
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
Synagogue Event Online - “There is No ‘Them’ - There is Only ‘Us’:
A CommunityConversation About Addiction in Our Jewish Community,” Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center
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 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
Workshop for Hillel staff at campuses across Illinois - “Making Your Hillel Welcoming to Students & Families Impacted by Addiction,” The Hillels of Illinois/Jewish United Fund, Chicago
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 Jewish professionals (online) - “It Happens Here: Addiction & Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community,” The Lior Project and Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor)
Open community event (online) - “There is No ‘Them,’ There is Only ‘Us’: A Community Conversation about Addiction & Mental Health in Our Jewish Community,” The Lior Project, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor), and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit
Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals (online) - “It Happens Here: Addiction & Recovery in the Jewish Community,” The Rabbinical Association and Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City
Tisha B’Av Program (online) - “From Destruction to Redemption: Personal Stories of Addiction & Recovery,” The Rabbinical Association and Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City
Virtual Shabbat Service with Temple Sinai, Cinnaminson
Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals (online) - “It Happens Here:
Let’s Talk About Addiction & Mental Health in the Jewish Community,”
Workshop for clergy and clinicians – “It Happens Here: Addiction in the Jewish Community,” Jewish Family Service, Houston
Presentation - “Shanda No More: Addiction, Recovery & Inclusion
in the Jewish Community”
Endless Opportunities Group - A Seattle Jewish community-wide
program designed for adults 60 & Wiser, Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Limmud Seattle Online Winter 2022 eFest
“Mining Our Texts: Jewish Insights on Addiction, Mental Health,
Recovery & Community”
Limmud Seattle Online Summer 2021 eFest
“Shanda No More: Addiction, Recovery & Inclusion in Our Jewish Community”
Book Study - Recovery, the 12 Steps & Jewish Spirituality - Temple Beth Am Hearth Groups, Seattle
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
Virtual Serenity Shabbat service with Temple Beth Or, Everett
Workshop for clergy and Jewish professionals - “Wellness & the Jewish Community Agenda,” Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, D.C.
Addiction is a Jewish issue. We’re working to address it.