Federation, Greater Cleveland Board of Rabbis Announces Community-Wide Events in Response to Opioid Epidemic
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Ohio is ground zero for opioid addiction and the Cleveland Jewish community is not immune to this crisis. In addition to providing multiple resources for families caught in the grip of this medical crisis, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Board of Rabbis, is hosting a series of community-wide events in response to the opioid addiction crisis. Cleveland is the first Jewish community in the country to come together as one to break the silence around opioid misuse and addiction in the Jewish community.
Ten synagogues across denominations throughout the Greater Cleveland community will participate in one of the Shabbat weekends listed above, including:
- Suburban Temple/Kol Ami, Shabbat evening services on March 16 at 6:00 pm
- B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, Shabbat morning services on March 17 at 9:00 am
- Beth El Akron, Shabbat morning services on March 17 at 9:15 am
- Beth-Israel/The West Temple, Shabbat morning services on March 17 at 11:00 am
- Cedar-Sinai Synagogue, Panelists after morning services on March 17 at 9:00 am
- The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Shabbat evening services on March 23 at 6:00 pm
- Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Shabbat evening services on March 23 at 6:15 pm
- Congregation Sha’arey Tikvah on March 24 at 9:00 am
- Kol HaLev, Shabbat morning services on March 24 at 10:30 am
- Park Synagogue East, Shabbat morning services on March 24 at 9:00 am
(*as of publication)
In addition, an Opioid Epidemic Resource Guide which includes referrals and services around addiction and substance abuse for the Jewish and general community is available here.