The Jewish Perspective of Chemical Addiction
Speaker: renowned Rabbi, Psychiatrist and Author Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski
Time: Thursday May 7th at 8:30pm at Location: Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel, 561 Ward St. Newton, MA 02459
Topic: Rabbi Twerski will address the challenges in the Jewish community regarding addiction and draw on his knowledge as a Torah scholar and expert physician on how the to confront these challenges including how parents can communicate with their children about peer pressure regarding the consumption of alcohol.
Rabbi Twerski is an engaging speaker who is sought after around the world for his wisdom, expertise and inspiration.
Speaker Bio: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski is a psychiatrist and founder of Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, one of America’s leading facilities for addiction treatment. He is the author of more than 60 books, and lectures extensively on the topics of chemical dependency, stress, self-esteem and spirituality. For 20 years, he served as clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, and was associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. Dr. Twerski is an ordained rabbi, and traces his ancestry to the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement.