"The only way to get it together ... is together."
— Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
THE PURPOSE of the Yesod Foundation’s Reb Zalman Legacy Project is to promote a greater awareness of the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014), better known as “Reb Zalman,” one of the most influential spiritual leaders of our time. A Holocaust survivor, early associated with Habad-Lubavitch Hasidism, Schachter-Shalomi went on to teach Jewish Mysticism and Psychology of Religion at various universities, and to found the influential Jewish Renewal and Spiritual Eldering movements. One of the world’s leading authorities on Jewish spirituality, Hasidism and Kabbalah, he was also a pioneer of inter-spiritual dialogue, known for his profound engagement and dialogue with leaders of many different spiritual traditions.
Photo credit: "Reb Zalman greeting the Dalai Lama at the Naropa Institute" (Foto di Vita, 1997)