Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Head Rabbi, CEO, and overall anomaly, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease.
Rabbi Mark’s leadership is unparalleled. Community members, addicts, educators, dignitaries, and executives all seek his wisdom; a blend of acute savvy and rabbinic teachings. When working with residents, he is living proof that change is possible; when speaking to the congregant, he stands for hope that every man has a higher purpose.
The Rabbi’s unique take on addiction treatment (“Addiction is a hole in the soul. It is a spiritual malady that says there is something wrong. Recovery is about I Matter and I’m a holy soul.”), has solidified him as an expert and forerunner in the field. He co-authored his biography, The Holy Thief for which the rights were recently optioned
He has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Wall Street Journal and newspapers across the world, including Israel’s largest publication, Haaretz Daily Newspaper. His tireless efforts have been the driving force behind the robust and growing movement that is Beit T’Shuvah. his latest book, Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness, which is out now
Inspired Round Q&A:
- Most Inspiring Book-
- Every Rabbi Abraham Joshua Herschel – God in Search of man, insecurity of freedom
- Dr. Suzanna Heschel-
- The Torah
- The Bible
- Favorite Song-
- Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
- Best Resource-
- His own spiritual guide, his Rabbi, who is his best friend and colleague at least once a week.
- Surprising Fact About Rabbi Mark-
- That he’s actually a nice guy. People are surprised by the depth of his insight.
- Most Important Thing to Know About Rabbi Mark-
- That he cares, he believes in everyone, he believes in the beauty, grandeur and power each of us has within us and how in this locking of arms, like they did in the civil rights, keep your eye on the prize, hold on. That if we hold onto each other and lock arms we will create the world that all of us want to live in.
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