After attending college at Cal State Northridge, Nicole Goodman came to Beit T’Shuvah for treatment and graduated the program in 2012. Upon completing the program, she began working for the renowned Youth Services Department as an educational program assistant and became one of its most popular teachers. In 2014, Nicole moved on to serve as an administrator in Beit T’Shuvah’s Development Department, working in a number of diverse arenas, including as the Grants Manager and the Executive Administrator for the EBI. Most recently, Nicole has become the Program Director for the Elaine Breslow Institute. Nicole is incredibly passionate about her work at Beit T’Shuvah and the EBI, and she continues to play a vital role in its development and growth.
Paul Steinberg is a rabbi, spiritual counselor, and nationally recognized transformative educator. Rabbi Steinberg began his career as the Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew at Levine Academy: A Solomon Schechter School. He then went on to become the Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Los Angeles, where he served as both a pulpit rabbi and head of various schools and education programs. In addition to his career posts, Rabbi Steinberg has also pursued his doctorate in education, taught Jewish philosophy at the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University, and served on national and local boards. He is a widely published author, including as a contributing author to The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish Religion and Culture and with five of his own books, such as Study Guide to Jewish Ethics (JPS, 2003), Celebrating the Jewish Year (JPS, 2009) – winner of The National Jewish Book Award, and Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality (Jewish Lights, 2014).
Doug Rosen and the Partners in Prevention Program are Beit T'Shuvah's response to the sobering issue of addiction amongst today's youth - a generation in which all are "at risk." Throughout Los Angeles, "Doug Rosen" has become synonymous with substance abuse education, teaching positive decision making, and in many cases, pre-empting families and their at-risk youth from a path of destruction. Doug speaks to a national audience of adolescents and their communities, educating them about self-awareness, coping mechanisms for common teen issues, staring down peer pressure, and teaching them tools that will prevent or stop harmful thoughts and behaviors. Doug is a captivating speaker for wide audiences but also to the individual, personally mentoring a multitude of troubled youth. He holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Film from the University of Colorado and an MFTI from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Baila is the Assistant Clinical Director and Family Program Director at Beit T’Shuvah. She is certified as a clinical trauma professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals, as well as being a personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her passion is to create integrated treatment programs that restore bodies and spirits ravaged by addiction and spiritual brokenness, as well as providing trauma-informed therapy. She received her master’s degree in social work from the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work and previously worked in Jerusalem at the Israel Center for Family Justice, counseling battered women, and at the Herzog Hospital Community Mental Health Center, serving adults with chronic mental illnesses. Baila began working at Beit T’Shuvah in 2014.
Rebecca is a clinical psychologist at Beit T'Shuvah, helping residents to heal both emotionally and mentally. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rebecca attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated with a BA in Psychology. She received her Doctorate in Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology in 2010.
Matt Shapiro is the Clinical-Spiritual Counseling Director at Beit T’shuvah. Matt holds a master’s degree in rabbinic studies from the American Jewish University and has been working as a spiritual counselor at Beit T’shuvah since 2012. Having worked in a number of formal and informal Jewish educational settings, Matt has a passion for the wisdom of the Jewish tradition and its insights into how we live our lives. As one of the co-creators of the EBI immersion training program, Matt believes deeply in the importance of each Jewish leader owning their own brokenness and finding ways to connect with others from a place of truth, joy and openness.
Adam began serving as a spiritual counselor at Beit T’Shuvah in 2010 and currently oversees its social action and community service initiatives. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Adam graduated from Miami University (OH) with a BS in Business Administration and began his career by working for Internet start-ups. After a Taglit-Birthright Israel program in 2000, he began a path of spiritual exploration, eventually leading him to Jewish communal work. Adam began this path by working to build community among Jewish college students and young adults in a variety of settings. In 2014, Adam was ordained as a Chaplain from the Academy for Jewish Religion-California, having also served as a spiritual care coordinator intern at the Skirball Hospice program. Today, in addition to counseling residents, Adam coordinates social action programs at Beit T’Shuvah, stressing the importance of service in personal recovery.