Wed, 24 April 2013
“Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction” was presented on Tuesday April 23, 2013; by Rabbi Yisrael Pinson; Director, Jewish Recovery International and Editor-In-Chief, JewishRecovery.org. Does spirituality contribute to one's recovery? Does recovery contribute to one's spirituality? The combination of the values of recovery and the values of spirituality create a powerful environment that brings a healthy and meaningful life. The audience will gain an understanding of Jewish spirituality, the spirituality of recovery, the difference between religion and spirituality, and how to use both for their recovery. Rabbi Yisrael Pinson is the Director of Jewish Recovery International and editor of JewishRecovery.org. Rabbi Pinson received his high school and college-level education at several intensive private schools the world over, including the distinguished Machon LeSmicha Center for Ordination in Melbourne, Australia. He has served communities and individuals from the Caribbean to Canada, and was instrumental in creating a Jewish Recovery Community in Metro-Detroit where people with addiction and their families are helped through support, guidance, friendship and community. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.