Last week was our first Recovery Seder at Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens. About 70 people attended. The Seder was led by Carolyn Yasuna, our Jewish Addiction Outreach Program Director, Rabbi Feivel Strauss, and Cantor Abbie Strauss from Temple Judea. It was a lovely evening that allowed a room full of Jewish individuals, couples, parents, and adult children to celebrate their recovery, their journeys, their Judaism, and their seders.
We are grateful to: Carolyn, Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, the Addiction Program Task Force. Wendy Tulman, a member of the Task Force, who used her graphic art talents to create the beautiful Haggadah, Temple Judea, and our Communications and Marketing Team for their time and/or financial support of this amazing and meaningful evening. A special thanks to Bob Herzog for his inspiration and support of our Jewish Addiction Outreach Program, Traci Pincourt Braun for her longstanding program support, and Vivienne Lieberman, whose multiyear gift in memory of her son helps sustain the program. And finally, a thank you to Marguerite Connelly, the author of the recently published book, Addicted to the Addicted, for attending the Seder and donating signed copies of her book to all attendees. The book is available on Amazon.
To learn more about our Jewish Addiction Outreach and Support Program, go to https://www.alpertjfs.org/addiction-outreach-support/.