Jewish sobriety group to meet at Bet Shalom

A weekly Jewish sobriety group will start on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E. River Road. Group facilitator David Mack, who’s Jewish, notes that the group isn’t part of Alcoholics Anonymous, but will act as a similar support group for Jewish participants with substance abuse issues.

“We’ll use AA’s 12-step program [of guiding principles] as a foundation,” he says. “We’ll focus on our cultural Jewishness to create fellowship. We all think we’re unique but when we tell our stories and listen to other people’s stories, we find out we’re not so unique.”

For more information, email dcmack1952@gmail.com.