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  • Theater as addiction therapy in ‘Bliss Point’

    June 18, 2014 | 9:45 am

    The healing power of theater underlies the collaboration between the Cornerstone Theater Company and rehabilitation centers around the city, which resulted in the company’s production of “Bliss Point,” a play about addiction and recovery, through June 22 at the Odyssey Theatre in...

  • Welcome to rehab city

    June 12, 2013 | 5:16 pm

    At 9:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday morning, six men in their 20s and 30s were sitting on leather chairs in a cozy, dimly lit room in a nondescript Miracle Mile building, sharing with one another and two therapists their progress in transitioning from a life of addiction to what they...

  • Living Vulnerably

    October 19, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Since the dawn of my conscious self, I have been ruthlessly preoccupied with productivity. My father initially instilled the belief that being productive was paramount for success. As I matured, I began asking myself questions; where did I finish today? Was I in the black or the...

  • You can go home again

    By Gina Nahai

    September 5, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    On Fridays, the children would line up, all glittery pink shoes and Ninja Turtle T-shirts, and hike up a steep driveway from the preschool yard to the temple sanctuary. They walked single file or in pairs, one teacher in the lead and another bringing up the rear, each holding one...

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  • The big reveal: How design makes rehab more serene

    By Rachel Heller

    July 5, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Room 9500 is the bottom rung at Beit T’Shuvah, the first stop for male addicts newly arrived from prison, the hospital or the streets. Six rookies at a time inhabit this snug dormitory as they adjust to life in rehab. For years, 9500 marked a dark and dreary start toward recovery...

  • Gilad Shalit faces recovery issues

    October 18, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was freed from five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to a joyous reception, but may need time to recover from his time kept in sun-deprived isolation and other injuries, his father said.

    Noam Shalit said they were reunited in Israel and...

  • A Mensh on the radiowaves to recovery

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 16, 2008 | 9:27 pm

    One afternoon in 1989, Ricky Leigh Mensh hid out in his car in a parking garage in Bethesda, Md., paranoid after a five-day cocaine and booze spree.

    "I had experienced so many consequences as a result of my addictions," Mensh, now 48 -- and 19 years sober -- said as he prepared to...

  • Letters to the Editor

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Dear Rob Eshman & the Jewish Journal,

    I am an involved member of the Temple Beth Am Library Minyan, graduate of Pressman Academy, senior at Shalhevet High and chair of the Israel Action Committee at my school. The article that Mrs.Greunbam Fax wrote and published about Shalhevet...

  • Judaism From the Bottom Up

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most exciting experiments in Jewish transformation is taking place right here in Los Angeles.

    Beit T'Shuvah is one of the nation's only homes for rehabilitation and return that integrates the 12 steps and Judaism. To hear Rabbi Mark Borovitz's interpretation of the Torah...

  • Backstage with Jon Voight at Chabad Telethon ‘99

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Backstage at Chabad Telethon '99, Jon Voight was like the Beatles song -- "Here, There and Everywhere." One moment, the erstwhile "Midnight Cowboy" was huddling in a corner with a telethon point person, putting last-minute touches on a speech. Moments later, he was hovering around...
  • Career Opportunities

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 30, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Even though Elizabeth Arkin joined Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in September, she's still writing resumes and looking for work -- though not for herself.

    That's because, as vocational counselor of the rehabilitation program for Los Angeles proper -- the Westside, Hollywood, Beverly...

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