Stories from the Frontline: Addiction and Mental Health in the Jewish Community with NJHSA

Dates: April 21, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Course Details

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?

Learning Objectives:

  • 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


Who It’s For

This program is designed in collaboration with the Jewish Addiction Awareness Network for human service professionals participating in the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies Annual Conference: Responsive, Resilient, Reimagining Together.


This session will take place from 11:30AM – 12:45PM MST on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Registration Details

This program is not open to the public. If you are interested in bringing this content to your organization or community, please contact Emily Heeren at for more information.


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