Quieting the Silence

February 8, 2024 Atlanta Free
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“Saving one life saves the entire world.”

Quieting the Silence is an evening of sharing strength and hope around the subject of addiction. We lessen the weight of the stigma that keeps us stuck in suffering when we tell our stories. The Blue Dove Foundation founded the “Quieting the Silence” concept as a way of bringing awareness to the cause of substance use recovery and mental health at large. The phrase “Quieting the silence” alludes to the overwhelm of the silence in which we hide from addressing this universal problem. The Jewish community’s stigmatic silence around substance abuse is actually deafeningly loud as it is becoming evermore too painful to bear, and as a community we share a responsibility to pave the way for healing.

On Thursday, February 8th, at 7pm, Jeff’s Place Recovery at Chabad Intown hosts an open gathering replete with refreshments and warm drinks, joined by three speakers from the Atlanta Jewish community who share their experiences in and around substance use. You may be surprised to find that, what may seem like heavy subject matter often transmutes into a light and inspiring message. We laugh at life’s absurdities, honor the memories of those we’ve lost, and cherish the lives we lead now. We are strong when we are vulnerable. We are united in our humanity when we share with one another.

With so few Jewish organizations focused on the disease of addiction, Jeff’s Place brings the community together for beautiful events where we can honor the legacies of those we’ve lost and embolden and celebrate the lives we get to lead now. Bring your friends and family and leave with new friends, too! Find out more at jeffsplaceatlanta.org/qts.

This event is open to the public and the suggested donation is $18 entry.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Young Jewish Professionals Atlanta
730 Ponce De Leon Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

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