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March 12, 2021, 3:09 pm
Purim in the Pandemic
Synagogues throughout Atlanta turned the holiday inside out, taking the celebration beyond the typical parade and carnival.
March 3, 2021, 11:44 am
Putting Judaica On the Gift List
Handmade tallitot, challah boards, mezuzot and jewelry among the items you can buy locally, supporting small businesses while offering a treasured present.
November 24, 2020, 2:23 pm
Substance Abuse Soars During COVID
Worldwide health crisis is a double whammy for those struggling with substance abuse; Atlanta’s Jewish social services see dramatic increases in demand for recovery assistance.
August 14, 2020, 6:30 am
Addiction’s Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic
Meet Author David Sheff on Zoom — August 20
April 6, 2020, 7:40 am
COVID-19: Mental Health, How Are People Coping?
Some responses to the coronavirus, such as wearing a mask, are obvious. Others, less obvious, are more worrisome. Mental health and drug addiction are an increasing concern.
December 4, 2019, 11:14 am
Is the Jewish Stigma Around Addiction Holding Us Back?
Jewish stigmas around addiction and substance abuse can prevent people from acknowledging a problem and seeking treatment.
November 27, 2019, 11:01 am
Sharing Stories and Creating Community
Dr. Mike Gordon discusses the harm caused by myths that Jews are less likely to struggle with addiction or other mental health disorders.
Dr. Mike Gordon
April 24, 2019, 12:05 pm
Senior Addiction Close to Home
One Jewish Atlantan shared her story with the AJT in the hope of spreading awareness about senior addiction closer to home.
January 3, 2019, 4:19 pm
A Stolen Son
In July, Dr. Steven Waronker shared the story and lessons of the tragic loss of his son, one of many victims of the opioid crisis.
December 19, 2018, 10:25 am
Jeff’s Place Opening Gives Hope
The dedication and opening of Jeff’s Place on Dec. 13 filled an unmet need in the Jewish community, recovery programs that feel inclusive to Jews.
December 12, 2018, 12:56 pm
Year Two of Important JumpSpark Programs
JumpSpark, the new community initiative to engage teens in Jewish life has a new ally – parents.
December 12, 2018, 12:32 pm
Vaping Seminar Raises Awareness of Dangers
Dean Monteleone, a licensed professional counselor, led a teen drug counseling seminar and addressed the challenge of vaping among youth.
December 12, 2018, 12:21 pm
Vaping Sends Smoke Signals to Jewish Atlanta
Atlanta's Jewish community, from nonprofits to day schools, recently held a program about vaping, its rampant availability and the stealthy nature of e-cig devices.
April 10, 2018, 6:06 pm
Lifesaving Jewish Responses to Opioid Epidemic
The community develops a depth of resources for addiction treatment and recovery.
Leah R. Harrison
January 8, 2018, 6:32 am
Obituary: Brian Waronker
The Atlanta native died at 24 just as he was making a career in commercial real estate.