Harriet Rossetto is a rebel spirit. A self-professed misfit, Harriet answered a fierce calling: helping broken souls and changing a broken system. Harriet’s belief that addiction is a malady of the soul that requires spiritual healing inspired her to create the Beit T’Shuvah community that, for 30 years, has supported the process of recovery. Since founding Beit T’Shuvah, which now boasts over 150 residents and 115 staff members, Harriet has become a model of authentic living, a heroic activist, an insightful friend, and a relationship “guru.” She mentors countless social workers and therapists across the nation, and, in 2015, was selected by the White House’s Office of National Drug Policy as one of seven honored “Advocates for Action,” for her groundbreaking innovation and influence. Not only is Harriet dedicated to her work as Beit T’Shuvah’s Clinical Director, she is a teacher, a counselor, and an advocate for the soul. Her book, Sacred Housekeeping: A Spiritual Memoir, which recounts her incredible personal and professional story, is part of the Beit T’Shuvah core curriculum.
Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. After being released from prison in 1988 he began his work and is now the Senior Rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles. Rabbi Mark Borovitz has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, the Jewish Journal, the Wall Street Journal and Israel’s Haaretz; He has been the featured speaker at many seminars and lectures discussing spirituality and recovery. Rabbi Mark Borovitz’s tireless efforts have been the driving force behind not only, the robust and growing movement that is Beit T’Shuvah, but also re-defining the recovery model and helping all people, both in recovery and not, find their path to wholeness.