August 7, 2012
This blog will be written to give our readers a sampling of our philosophy of recovery and to offer a behind-the-curtain look into the minds of the leaders of our community. The blog before you exists for the same reason as the organization that writes it--to help you live well. Many drug-treatment facilities will simply help you get sober and while there is nothing wrong with that, at Beit T'Shuvah we realize that addiction is a symptom of divided self; the unhealthy dependence on substances or compulsive activites provides only a temporary sense of wholeness and well-being. Beit T'Shuvah's model is a unique blend of Jewish spirituality, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step philosophy, and creative arts. The majority of this blog will offer insights from within two of the greatest minds at Beit T'Shuvah: Rabbi Mark Borovitz, author of The Holy Thief and spiritual leader of our community, and Harriet Rossetto, wife of Rabbi Mark and CEO and Founder of our organization. Both have made it their mission to spread the tools of recovery to as many people as possible and we offer you this blog a step-stoning to improving the way you live.
"When I talk to people about Mark Borovitz and I say he is the Holy Thief who steals back souls from the devil and steals souls back from the dead… I’m one of them. I’m one of them.” --Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Head Rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom
“We are a community of lost souls looking to find themselves. I have done exactly that after many painful years of searching.”
Our mission is to help individuals and families in need of healing and recovery to live well. Employing spirituality, psychotherapy, 12 steps, creative arts, and realization of the right livelihood. Beit T’Shuvah’s faith-based community integrates the connection to self and others, helping individuals create a sense of belonging and a life of purpose.