Meet the Leadership.
At the EBI for Addiction, Prevention, and Family Education we convene conversations and teach in deeply personal, relevant, and meaningful ways.
With offerings to the greater community in the form of workshops, public lectures, and prevention services to mental health, medical, and religious leaders and professionals, we have created a solution for the challenges of today.
This solution has become more and more necessary in today’s world of high stress and lack of spiritual connection, manifesting in many ways, including obsession with technology, eating disorders (especially obesity), “failure to launch,” compulsive gambling, prescription drug abuse, drug and alcohol abuse and other unhealthy forms of escape. Our youth are among the most painfully impacted by these social and spiritual challenges.
Founder / Co-Director, EBI
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.
Senior Rabbi / Co-Director, EBI
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.
EBI Program Director
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).
Prevention & Youth Services Director
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.
Assistant Clinical Director
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.
Clinical Training Director
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.
Spiritual Counseling Director
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.