How grateful I am for the hospitality that the staff and residents at Beit T’Shuvah have to allow my crew and I to film at the High Holy Day Services, as well as their daily ethics meetings and Torah studies. Rabbi Mark’s congregation believes the Torah to be the Big Book from which the words of forgiveness, joy and transformation come: I see why. The daily Torah studies, counseling sessions, and spiritual direction give each person an opportunity to reflect on how they came into treatment, and how this opportunity will set them on a new trajectory.
All people who face addiction have tremendous tasks which take determination, humility, and willingness. Unfortunately not all people who seek treatment are able to get in. Nationally, only 15% of all those who need treatment are able to gain access to it. Beit T’Shuvah does everything they can to address the needs of those who seek help whether they are Jewish or not.
What is important about being a resident at this amazing place is that people find a way out of their pain and isolation by committing to the connection through community. Simply not using is not really sobriety. Recovering ones purpose and discovering ones passion comes within the context of becoming and belonging where accountability and transparency are the twin pillars that are transformative. We hope that our film Soul Sanctuary demonstrates this miracle.
Be sure to check out the Official Trailer for Soul Sanctuary below!