Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman, JD, PhD, is coordinator of Adult Education at Congregation Ner Shalom in Cotati, CA. Her psychology research dissertation, Carrying Joseph’s Bones: Reclaiming Jewish Identity and Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Ritual Connection to Collective Memory, explored the experiences of Jews reconnecting with Judaism. Shoshana received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Imaginal Studies (now Meridian University) in Petaluma, CA, where she served as a core faculty member. She is a psychologist in private practice in Santa Rosa, CA, and has studied extensively with rabbis and teachers in the Jewish mystical tradition. She also has 25 years experience as an attorney, working with indigents, and working for Native American rights and environmental protection. She is currently working on a book based on her dissertation research.