Rabbi Mark Borovitz
Ordained fifteen years ago at the University of Judaism, Rabbi Mark Borovitz serves as Senior Rabbi and CEO of Beit T’Shuvah, a residential addiction treatment center and educational institution in West Los Angeles. His commitment to the idea that for everyone and the addict, especially, feeling that Òyou matterÓ and Òyou belongÓ in a community are at the heart of recovery, not just from active addiction but the recovery of your own holy soul. Rabbi Mark was invited to a round table discussion with President George W. Bush about faith and recovery. He has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Wall Street Journal and newspapers across the world, including Israel's largest publication, Ha’aretz Daily Newspaper. His co-authored biography, The Holy Thief: A Conman’s Journey from Darkness Into Light, has served as a source of strength for many, including the incarcerated and those suffering from addiction.
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As a Jewish addiction treatment center, Beit T’Shuvah has been immersed in a 30-year study of what we call human brokenness – the inherent inner human dilemma wherein we live in an uncertain world with uncertain meaning and an uncertain future. Our teachers have been those in our community who are most acutely broken: the junkies, criminals, alcoholics, gamblers and thieves, who are no longer able to deny their inner scission. We have found that the destructive behavior of addiction…Find out more »