Explore our unique programs at Soba New Jersey & find your path to long-term healing.
Since 2014, SOBA New Jersey has been the bridge back to sobriety for many people suffering from drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and mental health difficulties that can worsen addiction. We are proud to offer personalized rehab programs to everyone in our communities, including the members of the Orthodox Jewish faith who adhere to a strict kosher diet. Shalvah — the Hebrew word for serenity and tranquility — is our specialized substance abuse program that meets kosher and religious needs, so you can find the peace that you deserve through addiction recovery without disrupting your religious beliefs.
Shalvah focuses on the needs of Orthodox clients, which are specifically addressed and integrated into the treatment program managed by therapists, social workers, and support staff, which includes staff Rabbis. When you fight addiction in our Shalvah program, you do not have to compromise your Jewish values and halakhot.
Jeffrey A. Berman, M.D., an Orthodox Jewish psychiatrist, treats all clients in our Shalvah program. With more than 25 years of experience in treating addictions and mental health disorders, Dr. Berman is an integral part of the Shalvah treatment team.
Some of Dr. Berman’s titles and accolades that help him be a great leader in rehab include:
The team at Soba NJ understands that it can be overwhelming to reach out for help. If you are not ready to make a phone call, feel free to text with one of our caring treatment coordinators right now.
Fully kosher meals, restaurants, and Shul services are within close walking distance of the Shalvah residence. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including all Shabbat and Yom Tov/Chagim meals, meeting all levels of kashrut, including Chassidishe Shechita, Cholov Yisroel, and Pas Yisroel, exclusively.
Our rabbis have made certain that your residence can handle all needs of Orthodox Jewish living, including:
You can join the staff rabbi for weekdays and Shabbat/Yom Tov minyanim. SOBA New Jersey acknowledges that your spiritual path is your own, so you will only partake in what you feel comfortable with. However, Shalvah assures that every mitzvah, from eating in a Succah and having all your Chanukah needs to hearing the Megillah and receiving Mishloach Manot on Purim and having two Seders on Pesach, will be made possible to fulfill if desired.
Shalvah’s rabbis give regular classes on topics such as spiritual healing and how to be a Jew in recovery as well as standard shiurim on Parsha HaShavuah and faith. They are always available for individual sessions as well.
Substance addiction is a complex and challenging issue that affects people of all faiths, including those of the Jewish Orthodox community. SOBA New Jersey recognizes the unique needs and sensitivities of Orthodox Jewish individuals struggling with addiction. By offering our specialized Shalvah treatment program, we are ready to help you overcome addiction to virtually any addictive substance.
We can create a kosher-friendly rehab program that helps you stop addiction to:
Healthcare insurance may cover our kosher rehab addiction treatment at SOBA New Jersey, which may include inpatient and outpatient services. It depends on the healthcare insurance plan that you hold and its limitations. Our intake specialists are always happy to help people review and understand their insurance plans, so don’t worry if you aren’t sure about your available coverage.
Addiction is an unfortunate truth that affects millions of Americans from all faiths and backgrounds. Together, we can find the strength to challenge and treat it, though, while still holding onto our beliefs. Our Shalvah rehab program for people of the Orthodox Jewish faith is here to help you gain sobriety while staying kosher and meeting other requirements of your religious stance. Of course, every decision is up to you, so you will never feel pressured to participate or opt out of any one part of the program. It is all part of how SOBA New Jersey puts your health, happiness, and recovery in center focus.