Unwilling to allow the taboos of frum drug reliance and other substance abuse addictions to go un-remedied, a group of experienced and qualified individuals have opened a Jewish and Torah principled Recovery Residence in the San Fernando valley of Los Angeles, called Hitorreri.
The house seeks to provide a caring environment where residents will be provided with highly qualified guidance in dealing with their addictions. This will go alongside a program of study, reflection and empowerment helping our residents find positive identities critical to their enduring sobriety.
The house provides 3 daily nutritious meals from its fully Kosher kitchen. Hittoreri is also committed to providing quality amenities including daily physical recreational activities such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, surfing, horseback riding, fitness training and membership to a state-of-the-art health club.
Other unique aspects of the program include periodic meditation hikes of some of the most beautiful hiking trails and farms in Southern California. Thursday night farbrengens, where residents can share and join in discussions pertinent to themselves and the world, and Motzei shabbos kumzitz around the fireplace, with dynamic local musicians.
The staff at Hittoreri recognize the importance of helping our residents create a healthy support system he can integrate into his daily life when his is finished with our program.
With that in mind, they have also built a solid social network of families and shuls close to our beautiful facility. This will provide an opportunity for the residents to experience the beauty of family, community, shabbos and prayer, in a non-judgmental environment and at their own pace. Residents will once again be exposed to the beauty of their heritage, and the satisfaction of living a meaningful and fulfilling life, without dependence of addictive substances.
Residents at the house are under the caring and watchful supervision of house director Mordechai Osainitz. Motti fell into a life of drugs and alcohol at the age of 19. Going through the 12 step program along with religious principles allowed Motti to find a life of meaningful sobriety. He has since completed counselling school and managed a 25 bed residential treatment center. In pursuing his dream of helping all those hurting from the pain of addiction he joined Hitorreri as the house director.
Motti is ably assisted by the house Rabbi, Rabbi Shmulik Schneerson. Rabbi Schneerson received his smicha from Rabbi Faitel Levin. He has counselled many young men fighting addiction by volunteering at Residential Treatment Centers in Los Angeles.
In pursuing his calling of helping those who suffer with addiction, Rabbi Schneerson is well on his way to achieving his master’s degree in psychology.
The Hitorreri program is ably administrated by Elliot Liebhard. A New York native with a passion for business development, Elliot was one of the founders of Hitorreri. Liebhard noticed the real need for a highly professional frum Treatment center. Elliot hopes to ensure that Hitorreri is constantly innovating in keeping the house to the highest possible material and treatment standards.
Hitorreri is affiliated with the Renewal Sobriety Out-Patient Treatment Center. The center is located in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, and has a group of high quality medical professionals including dynamic Rabbis on board.
These Rabbis include Rabbi Yekusiel Kalmenson with underpinning guidance and classes from Rabbi Shais Taub.
Hitorreri is pleased with the services that Renewal Sobriety brings to the table. This includes psychiatry, therapy, meditation groups and group therapy. All of this state-of-the-art treatment is soon to be enhanced with equine therapy, music therapy, art therapy and other creative individual-centric therapies.
For more details see Hittoreri.com