Dr. Beth Fishman will give the D’var Torah in honor of “Serenity Shabbat”, a Shabbat throughout Chicago focused on addiction and recovery in the Jewish community.
Cantor Berke and Emma Rehfeld will also join the service. All are welcome to join our livestreamed service.
Beth Fishman, Ph.D. has worked with individuals and families impacted by a wide range of substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors for over 25 years. Dr. Fishman is the Program Manager of addiction services at JCFS Chicago. In this capacity she offers education and support to Chicagoland Jews in recovery and their allies, and helps synagogues create safe, welcoming sacred space for individuals at risk and in recovery. She has championed and published on the need for Jewish organizations to open their buildings to 12 Step and other recovery meetings. Supporting the healing of adults raised in families with parental addiction is one of her areas of specialty. Dr. Fishman is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist by the State of Illinois.