Two national Jewish responses to addiction and mental health issues are coming to Atlanta to speak to the Jewish community.
The Jewish Addiction Awareness Network, established about 18 months ago in California to help provide a Jewish path to recovery, and Jewish wilderness therapy program BaMidbar will offer information about healing through wilderness therapy and community engagement in a program called “Jews Are Not Immune.”
The presentation will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Temple Kehillat Chaim, 1145 Green St., Roswell. Also scheduled to speak are Sally Anderson from Jewish Family & Career Services’ HAMSA program and Alyza Berman Milrad of The Berman Center.
Although that program is the only JAAN/BaMidbar presentation open to the public in the Atlanta area, those organizations also will meet with post-b’nai mitzvah students at Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell on Monday night, Feb. 5, and with the Atlanta Rabbinical Association the next morning at Congregation Etz Chaim.
Beth Tikvah Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner, working with Kehillat Chaim, Congregations Dor Tamid, Etz Chaim and Gesher L’Torah, and HAMSA, invited JAAN and BaMidbar.