Sunday: Indigenous Wisdom for Healing Intergenerational Trauma

Choosing Justice: Bringing Tikkun Olam Home to our Communities

Join Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone in 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)

Program #1: Indigenous Wisdom for Healing Intergenerational Trauma

Dr. Anita Sanchez, Indigenous educator, and award-winning author
Sunday, October 10, 4:30 PM (MDT)

Dr. Anita Sanchez

Dr. Anita Sanchez, Nawat (Aztec) and Mexican American, is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach, and author of the international award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times (Simon & Schuster). She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers. She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, and Board member of Bioneers, Evolutionary Business Council, and the Pachamama Alliance. Anita leads an annual journey into the sacred headwaters of the Amazon. Anita is passionate about “inspiring people to discover and trust their gifts so that they become a life-giving connection to people and to the planet”. Conscious Company Media 2020 World Changing Woman & World Woman Foundation #SheismyHero awards. To learn more about The Four Sacred Gifts’ self-paced online course, and to download the free song that is based on her book, visit For more information please visit:

We will discuss the indigenous wisdom that has historically been used to heal intergenerational trauma, and why it is especially important at this time of upheaval and transformation. Dr. Anita Sanchez, Nahua (Aztec) and Mexican American, will share Indigenous perspectives on “good medicine” and “bad medicine”, the Eagle Hoop Prophecy, and the promise of the four sacred gifts to support us as we strive to live in harmony with ourselves, each other, and the earth. The four sacred gifts are:

  • The power to Forgive the Unforgivable
  • The power of Healing
  • The power of Unity
  • The power of Hope in Action

Click here for additional information about the October 10 program, and click here to view her presentation at TEDx Manhattan Beach.

This is the first 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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