Our Re-Entry Programs work to help individuals have a successful transition back into their community after they are released. We do this by providing assistance with housing and employment, skill training programs, and opportunities for mentor.


Anonymous Meetings

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NA Meetings: Thursdays at 7:00pm 
OA Meetings: Mondays at 7:00pm
SLAA Meetings: Sundays at 6:15 and 7:30pm


Prayer and Meditation Group
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Aleph offers an open group for those who want to study and discuss Jewish methods for prayer and meditation in the spirit of the 11th Step.


JACS Meetings
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Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically-Dependent Persons, and Significant Others (JACS) Meetings. Group meetings  to help in the process of recovery. They are not only to support addicts, but also their family. 

Employment Assistance
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One of the biggest dilemmas a Jewish inmate faces upon release from prison is not knowing where to turn or who will hire them.

Let us help you find work!

Computer Training Program
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This program is available for those who wish to improve their computer skills, from basic web browsing skills to detailed office skills.


Rabbi or Mentor Program
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Going it alone is difficult. Aleph Institute pairs participants of this program with one of our trained and professional rabbis or mentors.Pair up with a
Rabbi/Mentor!

Chesed Mentoring Program
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The Chesed program provides volunteer visits, correspondence, emotional support and encouragement to inmates both prior to and upon their release from jail or prison. 

 

 



More Re-entry Programs

 If you or someone you know may benefit from any of our programs, please contact the office at: receptionist@alephne.org or 412-421-0111 Ext. 100.

 

Aleph House  - Inmates in state institutions cannot be released to parole unless they have a home plan/a place to live when released from prison. Unfortunately, many inmates have no place to call home and sometimes have to spend extra years in prison until they can provide an address which can be checked out by the parole officer. The Aleph House was opened in March 2000 with the help of a grant from the Jewish Family Assistance Fund. It provides a home to inmates for a two to three month period, thus giving the inmates a chance to get out of prison and obtain employment to begin a more productive life. 

Religious Counseling - Returning to society can be confusing and traumatic. Religious counseling with the ex-inmate on a one-to-one basis eases their transition from prison to society.

Community Transition Program - This program works with local Jewish agencies to provide free medical care, counseling services, social work, clothing, and a host of community programs that provide the tools necessary for the individual to become a productive member of society.

Lectures and Meetings - Aleph has ongoing lectures and programs to help ex-inmates or their families transition into society and find resources available during hardships. These meetings are open to the public.

Dry Seder - Aleph Institute offers a "dry" seder, which includes a full course meal with fish, chicken soup, side dishes, wine and grape juice, desserts, and matzah. Your parole officer is welcome to join you!


 Read this article shared by Rabbi Vogel on 02/13/17!
( Study could ease concerns over hiring ex-offenders,
USA TODAY)

New Re-Entry Program Application (uploaded 02/21/17)