Partners in Prevention
Former program of the Agency for Jewish Education generously supported by the Leichtag Family Foundation.
Partners in Prevention is the educational component for Beit T’Shuvah, a residential treatment center in Los Angeles that provides emotional and spiritual healing to people with addictive and behavioral disorders by integrating Torah with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through AJE, the program works together with synagogues, day schools and youth groups to bring the message of Beit T’Shuvah of spirituality and wholeness to young adults and their parents. B.T. alumni share their stories, how they became addicts and their journeys back to their families and community. Practitioners trained through B.T. lead interactive sessions with teens and their parents. These sessions combine Jewish spirituality as well as life skills that promote healthy decisions and relationships.
The focus of this program is to teach Judaism as a path to promote self-acceptance, self-worth, spiritual values and family harmony. It addresses addictive and self-destructive behaviors that are becoming common among Jewish teens against the backdrp of Jewish learning, spirituality, and celebration as powerful tools of personal transformation.
If you would like to book a Partners in Prevention program or want more
information, please contact Paz Mendelevitch, Teen Coordinator, at
858.362.1351 or email@example.com.