May 14, 2018
Event to Fight Opioid Epidemic

In response to dozens of tragic deaths among our own neighbors, there will be a community-wide conference on the opioid epidemic Wednesday in Crown Heights.

In response to dozens of tragic deaths among our own neighbors, there will be a community-wide conference on the opioid epidemic this week in Crown Heights.

This critically important conference will take place Wednesday evening, May 16th, at 7:00 pm on the beautiful roof terrace of the Brooklyn Children's Museum at 145 Brooklyn Avenue, corner of St Marks. The conference is free of charge and all are encouraged to attend.

This is a not-to-be missed event featuring some of the leading medical and legal experts on the opioid epidemic.

Presenters will address strategies for preventing the misuse of opioids, root causes and cures, resources available to the community and how we can stem the tide of destruction. Attendees will also get to hear from families who have been impacted from the crisis and people in recovery.

"The danger is real and it's threatening our community our children, our lives," said Yaacov Behrman, director of Operation Survival. "Join us at this community-wide meeting and hear from leading medical professionals, law enforcement, and elected officials what we can do to fight this."

There will be free nasal spray naloxone kits distributed at the event as well.

Please note: The event will take place at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on Brooklyn Avenue.


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1
Stop the pot you stop the progression to the harder stuff
Most think pot is benign and that is what leads to the harder stuff. You stop the experimentation with marijuana you stop the opioid issue at least with our youth.
(5/14/2018 10:14:36 PM)
2
Increase
Spreading Torah with 'Chassidus' and
you enhance meaning in life. Enjoy
the beauty of HaShem's world.
Also teach Seven Noahide Laws.
I started two classes when in Crown Heights
in these laws.
Don Goodman was Torah Activist.
Boruch Hoffinger
(5/15/2018 8:31:09 AM)
3
to #1
That is not true at all. I know from personal experience, as one with no marijuana use in my life, that one can get addicted to opioids or other drugs without having to use weed first,
(5/15/2018 11:09:11 AM)
4
Easy access to drugs and lenient laws
People go through abuse and hardships and stress and canít handle it and than have easy access to drugs and canít stop.
(5/15/2018 12:35:45 PM)
5
For real?
Do we not have any dignity? Is EVERY epidemic equal to both jewish and non jewish communities? What's next, an event on gun control for the frum community?
(5/15/2018 12:56:37 PM)
6
Thank you for your hard work
Thank you for the hard work of NCFJE and Mr Berman. We can not put our heads in the sand when even one in 'our' community has passed away from this epidemic. Awareness, information & resources are the key to prevention.
If you don't think you need this don't attend, but lets just give credit where credit is due.
If this event can save ONE LIFE, it is worth its weight in GOLD.
(5/15/2018 1:33:47 PM)
7
To #5
There have been numerous deaths in the frum community from overdoses. People have to know how to reverse an overdose with naxalone.
(5/15/2018 3:10:26 PM)
8
@ #5
So are you just part of the problem? Are you one of those folks who proclaims that there is no opioid problem in the Jewish community? If so, it must hurt a lot to continuously bury your head in the sand when there is r"l another pain pill or heroin death in an Anash family.
(5/15/2018 3:20:12 PM)
9
T0 5
Statistics show that the problem is bigger in white and middle class communities.
(5/15/2018 5:53:24 PM)
10
Rabbi Behrman
And your team are doing a wonderful job. You are saving lives! I will try and be there and bring some friends
(5/15/2018 7:26:54 PM)
11
anynomous
#5 I know some frum yidden that are involved in the opiod epidemic, it does not discriminate
(5/15/2018 10:54:34 PM)
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