Reb Zalman Shachter-Shalomi – Boulder resident and internationally known spiritual leader for more than 60 years – has single handedly established Boulder as the epicenter of the Jewish Renewal and neo-Hasidic movements. Former World Wisdom Chair at Naropa University, he is also known for his ecumenical work and dialogues with leaders of all faiths, including the Dalai Lama, Matthew Fox, Sufi leaders and more.
In what promises to be a rare treat for all, Reb Zalman, now in his 90th year, will present two live-streamed lectures on the history and the future of Jewish Renewal.
- October 30 at 7 p.m. (talk focused on the history of Jewish Renewal)
- November 6 at 7 p.m. (talk focused on the Jewish Renewal of the future)
WHERE: Congregation Nevei Kodesh, 1925 Glenwood, Boulder, CO.
For information on live stream, www.NeveiKodesh.org or call (303) 443-4567
COST: $18 for members of Nevei Kodesh, seniors and students, per event; $36 for non-members per event. There is a special rate of $54 for both sessions for non-members.
Born in Poland in 1924, Reb Zalman was interned in detention camps under the Vichy French and fled the Nazi advance by coming to the U.S. in 1941. He was ordained as an Orthodox rabbi in 1947 within the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic community.
Reb Zalman held the World Wisdom Chair at the Naropa Institute. He is also Professor Emeritus at both Naropa and Temple University and the author of numerous books and articles. The seminary he founded has ordained over 80 rabbis and cantors, including Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, founder of Boulder’s Nevei Kodesh, internationally known author on several books on female figures in Jewish mysticism and on the kabbalah, and one of the country’s first Jewish Renewal rabbis.
Jewish Renewal brings kabbalistic and Hasidic theory and practice into a non-Orthodox, egalitarian framework, a phenomenon sometimes referred to as neo-Hasidism. Like Hasidic Jews, Renewal Jews often add to traditional worship ecstatic practices such as meditation, chant and dance. In augmenting Jewish ritual, some Renewal Jews borrow freely and openly from Buddhism, Sufism and other faiths.
About Congregation Nevei Kodesh: Congregation Nevei Kodesh (Oasis of Holiness) is a warm and welcoming spiritual community for those seeking new ways of experiencing Judaism. Established in 1993, we are an extended family of people from diverse backgrounds, including Jewish, interfaith and multi-cultural families, singles, couples, seniors, Jews by choice, LGBTQ people, and participants in other spiritual traditions. We share times of joy and pain together, supporting one another in all seasons of our lives. While our members have varied levels of Jewish knowledge and observance, we all share a common desire to enrich our lives through Jewish spiritual practice.