Join us for a panel discussion, The Opioid Epidemic: A Jewish Response.
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Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
Opiod Epidemic - A Jewish Response
Friday, November 17, 2017

Registration & breakfast buffet begin at 8:30 a.m.
Program 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Lillian & Larry Goodman
Conference Center

at JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 South Wells Street, Chicago
In 2016 alone, 1,900 people died of drug overdoses in Illinois. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has nearly quadrupled nationwide.

The tragedies of addiction have suddenly and dramatically increased and disproportionately impact the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, and the Jewish community is no exception.

The Center for Jewish Philanthropy and the Jewish Women's Foundation are pleased to host a panel discussion, "The Opioid Epidemic: A Jewish Response."

Attendees will hear from and engage with the leaders of organizations working on the front lines to address this crisis.
Rabbi Mark Borovitz is the Senior Rabbi at Beit T'Shuvah. where he co-created a Jewish approach to addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation and reintegration. He has combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to create a program that helps both Jewish and non-Jewish clients find their way in the world.

Beth Fishman, PhD is a clinical psychologist and the Manager of the Jewish Center for Addiction at Jewish Child and Family Services, where she works with individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors. She trains and consults with clinicians, and educates the Jewish community on addiction, prevention, and recovery.

Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD was appointed Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health in January 2015 after dedicating his career to improving access to quality health care. As an attorney and former public health economist, he has advised professionals around the nation and world about cost effective interventions and reducing inefficiencies in health systems.

Andrea Yablon, our moderator, is a long-time member and current Vice-Chair of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors as well as a Lifetime Trustee of the Jewish Women's Foundation. Andrea also serves as Chairman of JUF's Fund for Innovation in Health, a Director of both the Michael Reese Health Trust and the Weiss Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and is a former Director of the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics.
This event is co-sponsored by
the Center for Jewish Philanthropy and the Jewish Women's Foundation, both programs of the Jewish United Fund/ Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

For more information, please contact Claire Peaceman
at 312‑357‑4921 or