Dr. Sherri Wise, survivor of a triple suicide bombing in Israel, speaks about turning anger into forgiveness, choosing survival, and finding goodness in the worst of circumstances.
Dr. Sherri Wise believes everything happens for a reason, and we are all born lucky-if we can turn what happens to us into something good. She did. After surviving a triple suicide bombing, Wise worked on the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act, which became law in 2012. Winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honor, she speaks on the power of choosing forgiveness over anger.
"I knew of Sherri's story of survival, however I only knew it very minimally, until recently I heard her tell her full story. I was truly blessed, as were the other 500 women at Choices, a Federation event. Her message was inspiring and spoke about survival and forgiveness. Her story is riveting and shocking, but it is at the same time a story if overcoming and love. I would highly recommend her!— Megan Laskin, Chair of Women's Philanthropy Vancouver, Beth Israel Synagogue, Jewish Federation, Vancouver, BC
“Sherri is one of the most powerful speakers we have seen in Vancouver so far. Her personal story, her message of love and forgiveness, and her speech’s tie-in with Federation, were exceptional. We have received incredible feedback, especially about Sherri, after our largest Women’s Philanthropy event with 500 women of our Vancouver community. Sherri’s speech was inspiring beyond words!”— Ayelet Cohen Weil, Manager Jewish Federation, Choices , Vancouver, BC