As Jewish community leaders, how do we increase dialogue and decrease stigma around addiction and co-occurring mental health challenges in your community? How do you create open and inclusive community spaces across the Jewish spectrum for individuals and families affected by these illnesses? How do you integrate Jewish traditions and practices with healing and recovery?
- Increase understanding and awareness of addiction, related mental health challenges, and the scope of the epidemic in America and our Jewish communities
- Share practical strategies for effective programs to reduce stigma around these issues throughout the Jewish community, create opportunities for individuals and families affected by these issues to feel supported and validated by their community
- Demonstrate how Jewish ritual, text, and tradition can address these issues with a short learning session connecting counting the Omer and Shavuot to addiction, recovery, and mental wellness