- This event has passed.
CANCELED: Pop Up T’Shuvah Shabbat
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pop Up T’Shuvah is a monthly Friday night Shabbat service created by T’Shuvah Center, a residential Jewish recovery home and community for addicts of all kinds. Their service integrates recovery, spirituality, music, and Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat liturgy. They will be holding a separate service in the Rotunda for all who care to join. As T’Shuvah Center believes, you do not have to be an addict to be in recovery.
About T’Shuvah Center
T’Shuvah Center will be a spiritual recovery center in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. We envision a world where wrestling souls who suffer from addiction can receive the help they need to begin the road to recovery. Primarily developed as a long term residential Jewish recovery program, its mission is to provide addicts of all kinds with the opportunity to build a community for recovery using a model that integrates Jewish wisdom, text and ritual; psychotherapy; the 12-Steps; and spirituality. Our model, based on the highly successful Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles, was founded on action, authenticity, and community and is devoted to building a sense of belonging and purpose for anyone who seeks it.
Addiction is a symptom of a divided self and a malady of the soul. It’s an unhealthy dependence on substances or compulsive activities to provide a temporary sense of wholeness and well-being. We are all made of dark and light elements and by denying one of those, we are diminishing ourselves.
At T’Shuvah Center, residents learn how to accept their dark side and challenges yet still reinforce their light side. We believe that the road to recovery is not about role-to-soul, meaning rabbi/cantor/therapist/drug counselor to client, it’s about soul-to-soul meaning the staff at T’Shuvah Center connect deeply with each resident, and listen to them to truly understand their story in order to help them move past their challenges.
Through a community rooted in the spiritual principles of Judaism, authenticity, and transparency, T’Shuvah Center members are taught, using both traditional and nontraditional approaches, to live in concert with their own inner value, dignity, and kedusha – holiness. This is the essence of what T’Shuvah Center stands for.