Took me in from prison. Helped reconnect with family. Helped me find a community. The founders Harriet Rossetto and Rabbi Mark Borovitz have been in my thoughts every day for the past 20 years.
I have been involved with Beit T' Shuvah since 1999. They actively seek out Addicts who are in need of spirituality and an opportunity to reconnect with the Jewish Community. The Founder Harriet Rosetto is a nationally known and respected author on addiction. The program she founded along with her husband Rabbi Mark Borovitz , a motivational speaker and best selling author, has rewritten the lives of all they have touched. While I was raised Conservative, the shule and it's congregants are Reformed. They welcome all in need. regardless of ability to pay. Once you visit during Shabbat you are immediately immersed in the Beit T' Shuvah experience. It is different, joyful and uplifting.
Review from Guidestar
I've been involved with this organization for 4 years. It delivers on its promise to save souls by helping its residents find their purpose and discover their purpose. The Rabbi and Harriet (the founder) are passionate about never throwing anyone away. They have committed their lives to helping those in need, from any religion overcome the ravages of addiction. Every dollar donate, every hour invested to help the organization comes by ten fold. I highly recommend Beit T'Shuvah as a GREAT Nonprofit organization.
Beit T'Shuvah saved my life, helped to transform me, and is responsible for the life I lead today. I never understood the essence or benefit of community until I experienced Beit T'Shuvah. I am touched and renewed on a weekly basis by visiting and participating in Shabbat services. My life is fuller, both spiritually and literally, because of Beit T'Shuvah. I was a shell of a girl when I walked up the steps of Beit T'Shuvah, now I am a strong woman, wife and mother. I have nothing by gratitude and love for Beit T'Shuvah.
Beit T'Shuvah is a unique and incredible organization. More than a residential treatment center or a synagogue or an outreach and addiction prevention team (though it is all of those) - it is a vibrant and healing community. Beit T'Shuvah combines Jewish spiritual teachings and values with twelve steps and psychotherapy - and various other creative endeavors - to engage its clients and community members in finding their passion and purpose in life. It reaches people that often don't find - or can't afford - other help. We have a generous and involved board and many volunteers, and are a training ground for many therapists and spiritual counselors. Friday night services are inspirational and regularly draw crowds of 300. If you are in Los Angeles, come see for yourself!
My life changed from my experience at Beit T'Shuvah. Miracles happened there. My friend who had been at 13 rehabs before found sobriety at Beit T'Shuvah. Another friend who lived on the street because of his heinous crack addiction found sobriety and love at Beit T'Shuvah. One more, a heroine addict came from jail, found sobriety and a new inspiration for his music. With his help, Beit T'Shuvah created an empowering music in recovery department. I have witnessed miracles at Beit T'Shuvah and proud to be part of its community. Harriet Rossetto and Rabbi Mark Borovitz has helped save the lives of over 4000 people, they have reunited parents with their children whom they thought had been lost to addiction. Now these parents, instead of planning funerals, are celebrity sobriety, life and love with their children in recovery. Rabbi Mark and Harriet are true heroes to this community. They have brought together an amazing staff who are equally dedicated to the physical and emotional survival of the individuals and families suffering from addiction.