Machalot HaNefesh (MhN) is Temple Or Rishon's committee providing support and community for those touched by issues related to Mental Health and addiction. We believe these issues are best confronted TOGETHER, NOT ALONE.
For the 2018-2019 Season, we are happy to present Together, Not Alone: A Series of Programs and Conversations Promoting Healthy Living and Supportive Community
November 9-11 - From Addiction to Healing and Redemption: A weekend with Rabbi Mark Borovitz
Rabbi Mark Borovitz, based in Los Angeles as Beit T’Shuvah’s Senior Rabbi and Director of the Elaine Breslow Institute, combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. As a Spiritual leader and ex-con and recovering alcoholic, Rabbi Borovitz is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and has worked passionately to de-stigmatize the life-threatening disease of addiction. After being released from prison in 1988, he began his work at Beit T’shuvah.
January 25-27 - Creating a Foundation for Healthy & Sacred Aging: A weekend with Rabbi Richie Address
This incredible weekend of learning with Rabbi Richie Address is for parents, spouses, caretakers, and even yourself!
Over the course of the weekend, we will explore: Care-giving as a multi-generational issue, older adult relationships and cohabitation and traditional texts that provide insights that lead us to health and well being.
Rabbi Richard F. Address is Founder and Director of Jewish Sacred Aging®, the website www.jewishsacredaging.com, and the host of the weekly Jewish Sacred Aging® pod cast, Seekers of Meaning
March 6 and 10 - TOR's Youth and the Stresses They Face in Today's World
May 3 - Mental Health Shabbat
Shabbat Morning Services with Healing Element
September 29, November 10, January 26, March 30 and May 18