The Jewish Recovery Center has announced plans for a fourth annual Retreat and Shabbaton weekend on March 13-15, 2015 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Boca Raton.
The weekend-long celebration is expected to generate continued interest and excitement, as attendance has grown each year. Sponsored by Caron Renaissance, the retreat offers Jews in recovery an opportunity to connect with other Jews in fellowship and camaraderie.
“We are very excited to continue our relationship with the Jewish Recovery Center,” said Sid Goodman, executive director for Caron Renaissance, sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.
“The Jewish community faces unique challenges in recovery, and we recognize the importance of incorporating spiritual healing into the recovery process. Retreats such as this one allow the community to do just that, providing a space and opportunity for members of the community to reflect upon their spirituality, support one another in recovery, and celebrate sobriety. It’s truly an uplifting experience.”
An incredible lineup of world-renowned speakers and lecturers highlights a weekend filled with workshops, meditation groups, recovery meetings, family support groups, and Jewish Spirituality classes. Inspirational keynote speakers include Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD, Rabbi Shais Taub, Rabbi Dov Greenberg, Davida Schoentag, Tempany Verzaal, Lewis J. Abrams, Arnie Wexler, and Sheila Wexler.
“Because addiction is a disease, recovery is something that should be celebrated,” said Rabbi Meir Kessler, founder and executive director of the Jewish Recovery Center.
“However, the stigma that has been long associated with addiction is something that Jews in particular often find themselves battling with. The Jewish Recovery Center was founded to provide resources for those struggling with addiction and to ultimately address addiction treatment in the context of Judaism. Plans for our fourth annual retreat are well underway and we are extremely grateful to be able to provide this type of support for the community.”
Costs for the retreat weekend are $299 per person, which includes activities and all meals. A block of rooms have been reserved for March 10, 2015 – March 17, 2015. The special room rate will be available until February 23rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. For more information or to register for the retreat, please visit www.JewishRecovery.com.
Sponsor of the Jewish Recovery Center retreat for the fourth year, Caron Renaissance is a leading drug rehab facility located in Boca Raton, Florida. Pioneering advances in addiction treatment, including such advances as the Residential Family Restructuring program, Caron Renaissance has also developed unique spiritual services for patients.
In addition to the spiritual leaders, patients also have access to pastoral counseling from the director of spiritual services and the chaplain. They are further encouraged to take full advantage of local places of worship according to their traditions.
Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski on “What prayer is all about” at last year’s retreat