Choosing Justice: Bringing Tikkun Olam Home to Our Communities

Program #2: To Bear Witness: Conversation with Freedom Kimberly Cartwright, American Descendant of Slavery and Racial Justice Activist and Educator 

Sunday, October 24th, 4:30 PM (MDT)

Join Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone in a virtual conversation with leaders at the forefront of racial justice, collective healing, and change-making in our communities. We will learn about opportunities for critical reflection on issues of race, religion, and identity. Most importantly, by participating in authentic and meaningful conversation, we will be prepared to approach our world with a greater capacity for sensitivity and compassion.

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, and Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. Ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi in 1992, she is a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement, a renowned Jewish scholar, and teaches internationally on the topic of intergenerational trauma healing. Her latest work, Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma (Monkfish, 2019) is the recipient of the 2020 Nautilus Book Award Gold in Psychology and the Jewish Women’s Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology 2020 book award.  website ( | Instagram (@tirzahfire)

Through her tour company, Freedom Rail Tours, Freedom Cartwright brings folks to Montgomery, Alabama, to bear witness to the legacy of enslavement, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration. In this program, we will tour Montgomery together virtually. Through story and imagery, voices that have been silenced and suppressed will be heard. Freedom will guide us through simple practices that can bring our awareness to the sensations and feelings that arise and will help us connect with our ancestors. Participants will need a journal, a pen, three blank pieces of paper, and a space that is conducive to contemplation.

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This is the second program in a four-part series. Information about the entire series is available via the registration link, below. The cost is $10 Per session | $40 for all four sessions. Note: in order to make our programs accessible to all, we are happy to assist anyone with a financial need. Please contact Jodi Zicklin at


This program is presented in partnership with the Boulder JCC, the Siegel JCC in Wilmington, the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, the JCC Greater Boston, the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City, and the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula.  Our community partners are Boulder Haver, Congregation Bonai Shalom, and Congregation Nevei Kodesh

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