Restricted and Endowed Funds
Every gift matters. Every life matters.
Beit T’Shuvah has many special programs that have been made possible by the generosity of our donors. We invite you to establish an endowment fund of your own, or mark a special occasion by making a contribution to one of our existing funds listed below. To make a gift, please click here, or for more information, contact the Development office by calling 310-204.8914.
Alternative Sentencing Program
The Alternative Sentencing department works tirelessly with the criminal justice system to advocate for individuals to receive alternative sentencing at Beit T’Shuvah as opposed to serving jail or prison time. Approximately 25% of residents come to Beit T’Shuvah as a result of crimes related to drug and alcohol abuse, and Beit T’Shuvah is dedicated to compassionately supporting these clients as they struggle to repair their lives and embrace recovery.
The Steven Bradley Dorff Alumni Association is a vital part of Beit T’Shuvah’s aftercare program. With meetings and special events throughout the year, the Alumni Association ensures that residents remain connected to the Beit T’Shuvah community after they leave treatment, and that they have a network of continuing support for their recovery.
Creative Arts Program
The Creative Arts program is one of the offerings at Beit T’Shuvah that distinguishes it from other treatment centers. Experience has shown that creative activity is often the most powerful therapy, providing critical nourishment for the soul. Beit T’Shuvah offers an array of creative programs encompassing music, theatre, art and even an original musical, Freedom Song.
Dr. Garrett O’Connor Memorial Fund
This fund was established in loving memory of Dr. Garrett O’Connor to train medical professionals how to recognize and treat the disease of addiction. A pioneer in the field of Addiction Psychiatry, Dr. O’Connor developed the initial curriculum for the Elaine Breslow Institute.
The Family Program understands that addiction affects the entire family. Dedicated to providing emotional and spiritual healing, this program guides each family through the process of recovery at Beit T’Shuvah. It offers comprehensive family treatment including: family support groups, family education groups, multi-family process groups, out of town family immersion weekends, a parents focused Al-Anon group, individual family therapy, as well as consultation and intervention services for families and individuals in crisis.
Kahn Educational Scholarship Award
Established in 2016 by Barbara and Ronnie Kahn, the Kahn Educational Scholarship Fund provides funding for Beit T’Shuvah residents and alumni who would like to continue their education. To date, over 30 people have received funding to further their education as a result of the program.
Mind, Body and Trauma Program
Entering treatment and abandoning destructive habits for a life of healing places stress on the mind and body. Beit T’Shuvah’s health and wellness program offers alternative therapies that feed the soul and strengthen the body. From onsite acupuncture, fitness training and nutrition guidance, to yoga and meditation, residents are given opportunities to rebuild their energy, heal their bodies, and center their minds from the emotional and physical stresses put on by years of neglect.
The Susan and Leonard Nimoy Career Center
Established through the generosity of Susan and Leonard Nimoy, the Beit T’Shuvah Career Center helps residents find passion and purpose through work, education and/or vocational training.. The center provides career counseling, resume building, educational advisement, interview skills and job placement. The Work Therapy Program is also coordinated through the center and provides in-house work opportunities for residents and a chance to build professional skills and experience throughout the various departments of Beit T’Shuvah.
Partners in Prevention
Provides interactive programs to students (ages 12-18) to promote self-acceptance, self-worth, spiritual values and family harmony and drug education. Partners in Prevention (PIP) facilitates programs at schools camp, youth groups throughout Los Angeles and beyond. The PIP staff seeks to empower youth to make healthy choices through research-based educational programming, integrating both personal stories and Jewish spiritual principals.
Right Action Problem Gambling Program
The Beit T’Shuvah Right Action Gambling Program is an intensive inpatient/outpatient program that treats gambling addiction from multiple angles. We follow the disease model, treating compulsive gambling as a serious affliction of the body, mind, soul and spirit, incurred through unhealthy living over time. The program offers an array of services including group, family and individual therapy; spiritual counseling; mind and body wellness; financial repair and management; career counseling, and creative arts.
The Smalley Music In Recovery Program
Beit T’Shuvah is known for its unique music program, and through a generous gift from the Sondra and Marvin Smalley Foundation, the program has been expanded to include additional opportunities, including audio recording, music production and engineering, and weekly group and private lessons. The partnership of recovery, Judaism, and music has given strength and a voice to residents looking for a form of creative expression, and the music program has proven to be an integral part of the Beit T’Shuvah experience..
The Sossin-Bergman Externship Program
Established by Andrea Sossin-Bergman and Paul Bergman, the Sossin-Bergman Externship Program places clients in externships throughout Los Angeles to gain valuable work experience outside of Beit T’Shuvah in a variety of different fields.
Rabbi Mark’s Discretionary Fund
Funds special projects and programs as determined by Rabbi Mark Borovitz.