Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D

Activist, author, teacher & speaker on the subject of empowerment, peacemaking and skillful circle facilitation.

Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D.​, is a speaker, teacher, and author of several books including The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World, which uncovers the obstacles to peace within our psyche and maps out a path to overcoming them. Jalaja Bonheim is the founder and director of the Institute for Circlework and a well-known expert in the use of circle gatherings to heal and empower women. Bestselling author Marci Shimoff calls her “the voice of the sacred feminine without which we cannot heal ourselves or our world.” Jalaja Bonheim has trained hundreds of leaders from every part of the world in the art of circle facilitation and has gathered special acclaim for her groundbreaking work with Jewish and Palestinian women in the Middle East. For more information, visit and

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December 6, 2017