Ancestral Healing and Jewish Traditions

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors. Reaching out for their support calls in vitality for personal, family and communal well-being. Our bright and loving ancestors can catalyze healing breakthroughs with living family, encourage personal sovereignty, and help us to clarify our soul’s calling and our personal relationships. Engagement with the ancestors also prepares us for our eventual journey to the next reality.

When rooted in the traditions of our blood lineages, practices of ancestor reverence can also bring about family and cultural healing. Jewish tradition is ripe with practices for honoring the ancestors, and the offerings in this series will draw on practices based in the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic and mystic teachings, and Jewish lore across time and place. We warmly welcome participants across the spectrum of Jewish experience, including those new to Jewish practice, as well as folks new to ancestor work, adoptees and those with a tough experience of family.

The online course (June 28 – July 26) will provide an overview of ancestral healing in Jewish traditions as well as practices for relating in direct and healing ways with the ancestors (online course details and registration).

In the days before the Rosh Hashanah, we’ll convene in Berkeley, CA for Hillula: An Ancestral Healing Intensive in Jewish TraditionsA Hebrew word meaning praise-celebration, hillula suggests a festive pilgrimage to honor the continued influence of our great ancestral teachers. This three-day immersion will include practices for relating safely and directly with helpful family and lineage ancestors as well as those still in need of assistance. We’ll gather Thurs, Sept 29 – Sat, Oct 110am-5pm each day (encouraged Shabbat prayer celebration Friday evening 6:30-8pm). Cost is $400 for the three full days, some spaces available for reduced payment just be in touch. Spaces limited overall, and pre-registration requested. Be in touch with questions or register: (Hillula Facebook event page & Flyer for training)

All offerings in this series will be co-led with Taya Shere of Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. For more info on Taya’s work see and