25 2020

Addiction Awareness Shabbat: Faces of Addiction 

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel 701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

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Anne Marie Zanfagna’s portraits are a true testament to the power of art therapy. Her heart and soul go into every portrait painting that she does. Inspired after the loss of her daughter Jacqueline (pictured in a portrait by Anne Marie) to a heroin overdose in October 2014, Anne Marie has taken her loss and used it to fuel her mission to paint colorful, vibrant portraits of others who have passed away from heroin overdose.
Anne Marie will share a gallery of these portraits followed by a panel conversation where she and local community member Kasiana will share their stories of addiction, loss, and recovery. Kasiana, who is in recovery herself, will convey how Judaism was and continues to be a strong influence in her sobriety.