August 12, 2018
Refuat haNefesh Facebook Live Conversation
9PM EST (7pm MST)
The Pain of an OK Day. A conversation and Q & A with Refuat haNefesh discussing what it is like to live with depression and how to be OK and with an OK day.
For additional information join the Facebook event page or click here.

August 24, 2018
Wilderness Therapy Symposium, Park City, Utah
Workshop addressing the use of Jewish storytelling and metaphor in Wilderness Therapy
Presented by BaMidbar’s Clinical Therapist, Nick Magle-Haberek and Communications and Office Manager, Hindy Finman

National Wilderness Therapy Symposium

October  15, 2018
Fall Program Opens
Applications accepted throughout the summer.
For inquiries please contact Clinical Director, Charles Elias 720-835-2937 x102

October 11-14, 2018
JOFEE Network Gathering
Tamarack Camps, MI, Ortonville, MI
Adventure-Based Therapy and Trauma-Informed Care: What’s Judaism have to do about it?
Join Director, Jory Hanselman to learn about the connections between adventure-based therapy, trauma-informed care, and Jewish ritual and practice. Long before the study of neurobiology began, self-regulating activities within Jewish tradition have supported healthy brain development.  Through the lens of trauma-informed care, we will investigate how these practices serve as protective factors that promote resilience. Using BaMidbar as a model, we will explore how Jewish practice and ritual can be integrated into wilderness-based programs to encourage whole-health wellness.

October 23, 2018 in Detroit
October 25, 2018 in Cleveland
Midwest Community Events with the Jewish Addiction Awareness Network (JAAN) 
Both communities will invite Jewish clergy and communal professionals to participate in a workshop titled It Happens Here: Addiction and Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community. Topics covered will include increasing dialogue about mental illness and addiction, creating open and inclusive community spaces for those struggling, and integrating Jewish traditions and practice with these issues. In Detroit, our director, Jory Hansleman and Marla Kaufman, executive director of JAAN, will be joined by Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality.

In Cleveland, BaMidbar and JAAN will also be leading a panel discussion on Addiction to Recovery: Circle of Caring for Self, Others & Community. This session will be open to the public, and is part of the 2018 Substance Abuse Series sponsored by the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. The series is in loving memory of Melissa Rae Koppel, the daughter of Sheryl Hirsh, assistant director of the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.

To host an information session for your community members please contact