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Healing Through the Seasons: An Evening of Support in Winter

Grieving can be disorienting and isolating, and the death of a loved one to overdose can be particularly challenging. Let’s gather virtually on Tuesday evening, December 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST for a program of Jewish wisdom, meditation, and music with support from bereavement and addiction specialists. Two Jewish leaders will also share their personal grief journey of loss due to overdose, illuminating paths to healing.

Upon completion of our formal program at 8:00pm, participants are invited to stay online for a brief period of additional support if needed.

This event is free of charge. Register today to receive the Zoom link to the program.

Gabrielle (Gabby) Leon Spatt joined the staff of the Blue Dove Foundation in April 2019. A personal tragedy led Gabby to start volunteering with the Blue Dove Foundation, an Atlanta-based non-profit focusing on mental health and substance abuse education in the Jewish community.

Beth Fishman, Ph.D. is the Program Manager of addiction services at JCFS Chicago. She teaches Jewish spiritual practices to support addiction recovery and helps the Jewish community create safe, welcoming spaces for those at risk for addiction. 

Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC is the Addiction Specialist and Mental Health Educator at JCFS Chicago. She has been active in the substance use and mental health fields for over 30 years.

Cantor Scott Simon is enjoying his twenty-third year at Temple Chai, in Long Grove IL, where his songs teach, inspire and fill hearts.

For more information contact Diane Halivni.

Diane Halivni
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