Erev Shabbat Service: Netivot -- Pathways: A Beth Am Group Supporting Those Facing Addiction
There is an addiction crisis across the country and our community is not immune. For generations the subject of addiction has been shrouded in a veil of shame. Feelings like guilt and embarrassment have kept many of us underground while seeking help. Addiction is a medically diagnosed disease and those impacted will be embraced by our community. Netivot, under Rabbi Janet Marder’s guidance, has been created to support individuals and their families. Netivot is comprised of Beth Am recovering addicts and their loved ones and will share recovery experiences, lessons learned and best practices. Our goal is to throw off the veil of shame and educate our community on the tools and resources to overcome all aspects of this disease.
During the Erev Shabbat service, members affected by addiction will speak. This will be a moving experience.
Later this spring, come learn more at our three upcoming sessions held on Tuesdays, April 30, May 14 and June 4 at 7:00 PM. Three follow-on seminars will feature addiction psychologists, medical professionals, community experts and the Netivot group with education, sharing and support. Learn more.
*This service will be live video streamed. By entering the Sanctuary, you give Beth Am permission to record you.