Rabbi Arielle Hanien, PsyD, directs The Source: Gathering Waters, bringing talent and passion from every corner of the Greater Los Angeles community to deepen understanding and access to ancient Jewish healing practices, such as mikvah. Currently finishing her doctoral dissertations in Clinical Psychology and Jewish Education, Rabbi Hanien is a spiritual counselor in private practice affiliated with the Lifespan Psychological Center at UCLA. She is a member of the Sinai and Synapses fellowship at CLAL, an Ariane de Rothschild fellow in Social Entrepreneurship and Cross-cultural Dialogue, and a Senior Researcher with the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution. She consults for the International Trauma Healing Institute and Jewish educational initiatives around the country. Dedicated to enlivening Jewish life by empowering Jews of all backgrounds to bring their unique lenses to our ancient tradition, to explore its meaning, and to lend it new expression and significance, her projects have earned support from the Legacy Heritage Foundation, the Jim Joseph Foundation, and the Los Angeles’ Jewish Community Foundation. An award-winning writer, she has midwifed Jewish resources including Noam Zion’s A Day Apart: Shabbat at Home (2005), Sam Osherson’s Rekindling the Flame (2000), and resources for the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Elie Wiesel honored her for writing in Ethics, in 2001. Rabbi Hanien was certified in Integral Somatic Psychology in 2015 and Somatic Experiencing® in 2014. Ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2006, she holds degrees from Brandeis University in Philosophy, Sociology, and General Science. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Nir and their daughters, Livia, 8, and Lenore, 6.