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Kosher Recovery Program

The Kosher Recovery Program at Immersion Recovery Center offers a unique treatment experience for those of the Jewish faith. Building on Immersion’s existing spiritual foundation, the Kosher Recovery Program allows clients to explore their faith as a source of strength throughout their treatment. Clients’ cultural, dietary, religious observance and holiday needs are fully embraced. Access to rabbis and spiritual guides are available and encouraged. If you or a loved one are interested in the Kosher Recovery Program at Immersion, please reach out to our Jewish Community Liaison and begin the healing journey of addiction recovery today.

What is Kosher Food?

Kosher food is food prepared in adherence with a set of dietary laws associated with Judaism.

Whether or not a certain food is considered “kosher” depends on what it is and how it is prepared. At Immersion Recovery Center we have a dedicated chef on staff who has attained a thorough education on and cultural understanding of Judaism and kosher food.

Our chef has a detailed comprehension of kosher requirements and regulations, and works directly with our clients to plan and prepare meals.

Immersion Kosher Recovery Program

At Immersion Recovery Center, we honor and accommodate all cultural and religious practices and guidelines, ensuring our clients have access to the services and resources they need to recover comfortably.

Program Benefits

There are several unique benefits associated with our Kosher Recovery Program. To learn more about the provided services, contact our Jewish Community Liaison directly. 

Interactive Kosher Meal Planning with Professional Chef 

Not only do clients plan their meals with our experienced and knowledgeable chef, Eric Cone, but they are driven to and from a local kosher supermarket on a weekly basis where they are encouraged to do their own shopping. Eric sits down with each client individually, going over the kosher menu and ensuring all nutritional needs are being met. 

Our kitchen was specially designed to adhere to kosher standards. We have a designated kitchen, and kosher food services are available to clients in all levels of clinical care — medical detox, partial hospitalization, and inpatient treatment. 

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Cultural & Spiritual Environment

Spirituality serves as a cornerstone of addiction recovery, regardless of personal background. At Immersion Recovery Center we are committed to providing clients with a safe and supportive environment in which they can engage in any pre-existing religious practices while continuing to explore and expand upon their spiritual connection. We are also dedicated to ensuring Immersion provides a safe space for people of all cultural backgrounds. We ensure one of our licensed, on-staff therapists is deeply attuned to Jewish culture, and has a thorough understanding of the unique experiences of clients from this specific background. 

Shabbos & Yom Tov Needs Provided

All staff members are trained in the guidelines surrounding certain religious holidays and observances, including Shabbos. 

Siddurim, Machzorim & Chumashim Available

Any requests clients have to go to Shul on shabbos or yomtov as well as going to the Rabbis house for meals is decided by the clinical team if and when appropriate.

Suddurim, machzorim and a Jewish calendar are kept in the facility and given to clients at their request.

Any items pertaining to a Jewish holiday (Menorah for Chanukah, Lulav and Esrog for Succos, Seder plate for Pesach etc) is provided for any client wishing to practice during the holiday.

During PHP level of care, men and woman from the Jewish sober community volunteer to take clients to the Rabbi for meals or to AA meetings.

Access to Local Rabbi & Shul

Immersion Recovery Center works with a local rabbi and Shul in the community who has made himself available to visit clients at their request as well as deliver food for any shabbos and yomtov meals. 

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Immersion Recovery Center’s Jewish Community Liaison

Once an Immersion client herself, Leah Abate now serves as the Immersion Recovery Center Jewish Community Liaison. As the liaison, Leah works to ensure all practicing Jewish clients have access to the services and resources they need.

Jewish Community Liaison Leah Abate

Leah works to:

  • Serve as a valuable and attentive resource for all clients within the Kosher Recovery Program, as well as their loved ones.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for family members and referrers, staying up-to-date on the progress of each individual client.
  • Assess the cultural and religious needs of each individual client.
  • Provide each client and their loved ones with discretion, confidentiality, and privacy.
  • Ensure all unique, religious needs are being consistently met.
  • Ensure that clients feel seen, heard, and respected at all times.

As the Jewish Community Liaison, Leah works directly with clients and their family members from before they enter treatment through the remainder of their recovery journeys — including aftercare planning.

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Get to Know Leah Abate, Jewish Community Liaison

Leah Abate, Immersion Recovery Center’s Jewish Community Liaison, was born and raised in the Jewish community in Los Angeles, California. She got sober at Immersion Recovery Center in May 2019 and currently resides with her family in Boca Raton, Florida. She devotes her time now to helping others get the help they need for substance abuse and mental health treatment. When entering her role with Guardian Recovery Network she realized the people in her community needed a safe place to have their religious needs met during their time in treatment with us. The Kosher Recovery Program was put in place and all cultural and religious needs of Jewish clients are now met while at Immersion Recovery Center.

For anyone who would like more information on our Kosher Recovery Program and Immersion Recovery Center please call Leah Abate directly at (917) 699-9543 or send an email to [email protected]