In this interactive presentation Amanda Davidowitz will highlight eight different ways to cultivate resilience during the winter holiday season. These Positive Psychology strategies are inspired by the story of Hanukkah and the enduring resilience of the Jewish people. Even if you aren’t Jewish or don’t celebrate Hanukkah, as we head into the colder, darker months, almost two years into a pandemic, it can be an opportune time to think about resilience and remind ourselves of the tools at our disposal to thrive even in uncertain times. Although Hanukkah ends in early December this year, we will revisit the story and traditions to guide and inspire us. Bring a pen and paper for journaling prompts. 

Amanda Davidowitz

Amanda Davidowitz is a perpetual spiritual seeker, yoga nerd and self-improvement enthusiast. She loves to combine yoga, meditation, positive psychology and other mindfulness practices with Jewish traditions in order to create new, meaningful rituals. Amanda is a certified yoga instructor through both the Kripalu School of Yoga and Yoga for All, a graduate of the Wholebeing Institute’s Certificate in Positive Psychology, and is thrilled to be a cohort member at TischPDX (an emerging Jewish leadership incubator in Portland, OR). Visit her website to learn more: