Intensive 2017 Schedule (Monday/Tuesday)


Monday, February 27, 2017 ~ 1 Adar 5777 (AJR)

8:00AM – Shaharit – Rosh Hodesh (Asher Burstein – Torah Readers: Mitchell Blank, Asher Burstein, Lisa Sacks, and Neal Spevack)

9:30AM – Light Breakfast

10:00AM – Welcome

10:10AM – The Story of Noah and Substance Abuse (Dr. Ora Horn Prouser)

10:40AM – Clergy Work and Intoxication: A View from the Talmud (Rabbi Jeff Hoffman)

11:20AM – An Overview of Substance Abuse and Its Treatment (Polly McCall, LCSW)

12:30PM – Lunch

1:30PM – Jewish Youth and Addiction (Moshe Horn)

2:30PM Minhah (Nicole Goluboff and Robert Green)

3:15PM – Serving Addicts and their Families in Synagogue Communities (Rabbi Irwin Huberman)

4:10PM – Artistic Responses:

The Ark: Noah, Creative Writing, and Addiction – Beit Midrash (Rabbi Jill Hammer)

The Bind of the Body: Creative Movement – Room 3 (Cantor Michael Kasper, MSW)


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 ~ 2 Adar 5777 (AJR and Library)

8:00AM – Shaharit -at AJR, followed by transition to Library (Jerry Blum and Sam Yolen)

9:00AM – Light Breakfast

9:30AM – Ad d’lo yada: How Much Is Too Much? (Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky)

10:15AM – JACS – (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others) and Addiction in the Jewish Community (Sharon Darack)

11:30AM  A Personal Story (Brenda Segev Lawner)

12:20PM – A Jewish View of the Twelve Steps (Karen Skoler)

1:00PM – Lunch

1:45PM – Minhah (Aaron Marsh and Jay Stanton)

2:30PM – Jewish Resources for Addicts and Their Families (Rabbi Lynnda Targan)

3:30PM – Addiction and Intimacy: A Jewish Approach to Sex Addiction (Rabbi Gary Katz)

4:30PM – Practical Takeaways and Closing (Rabbi Jill Hammer)