Jewish Journal

  • Sacred Housekeeping Release Party

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 1, 2013 | 4:13 pm

    This past Saturday Harriet Rossetto, CEO and Founder of Beit T'Shuvah, celebrated the release of her new book, Sacred Housekeeping--A Spiritual Memoir.

    The memoir is more than just the story of Harriet's life, it is the tale of a woman who set out on an unpopular mission to... read on

  • What does it mean to be Jewish in 2013?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 31, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    On Passover we are asked "to see ourselves as if we had made the Exodus from Egypt." I must admit this is quite a challenge for me. As we leave Genesis and enter into Exodus, I started to think about this idea. I guess in some sort of metaphorical way, I can... read on

  • Saturday Questionnaire

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 29, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    Inga Roizman is a stunning example of the power of redemption.  She had been a resident of Beit T'Shuvah on two separate occasions and has now been working as a Counselor for the past 10 months.  Everyday that Inga comes to work she brings both her personal experience and a... read on

  • Ripping Off the Rabbi

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 28, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    My day has gotten even crazier than I last wrote about. I have had to deal with someone who left Beit T’Shuvah owing a lot of money—someone I had helped personally. She ripped a couple of other people off and now wants help. What do I do?

    This is my... read on

  • Is Prevention Possible?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 27, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    As a department within Beit T’Shuvah, Prevention has a different jurisdiction from “Rehab Proper.”  Instead of treating those who have already gone down the rabbit hole of addiction, the Prevention program attempts to attack the roots of the disease, preventing... read on

  • The Murderer Next Door

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 26, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    After two and a half years of being a member of Beit T'Shuvah, not much can faze me. My rabbi is a convicted felon. My boss is vocal about her struggle to get out of the bed every morning. Most of my friends are crackheads and heroin addicts. A staff member... read on

  • Mom’s the Word

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 25, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    By Michael Welch

    A little over 33 years ago I was introduced to a woman who would change my life.  This precipitated changing the lives of those around me as well. I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire blog to someone, but this is a soul that’s worth sharing with everyone.

    To... read on

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