Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is with a very heavy heart that we must inform you that
our beloved Reb Zalman
R’ Meshullam Zalman Hiyya ben Chaya Gittel ve Shlomo HaCohen
took a few peaceful last breaths in his sleep,
and slipped away from us
on July 3, 2014, at 8:40 am
at his home in Boulder, Colorado.
Talmidim of Reb Zalman in Jerusalem remembering Reb Zalman

Talmidim of Reb Zalman in Jerusalem remembering Reb Zalman

In accordance with his wishes there will be a simple graveside funeral on July 4, 2014. There may be an opportunity for a local memorial gathering after the internment.
Reb Zalman was emphatic that he did not want anyone to travel to Boulder on this occasion.
We ask that you respect the family’s need for privacy at this time. The family’s needs during shiva will be posted at
Memorial contributions may be made to ALEPH’s
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Endowment for Jewish Renewal through
We will provide you with more details as they are forthcoming.
May Reb Zalman’s Family, Friends and Talmidim be comforted among all those who morn.




OHALAH, the Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal, includes more than 200 diverse rabbis who participate in the transformation and renewal of Judaism. We provide our rabbis with collegial support and opportunities for sharing in Jewish learning, life and practice. OHALAH also brings together cantors and rabbinic pastors for these same purposes.

OHALAH holds an annual conference each January. We also connect online throughout the year to pray with one another, to share Torah teachings and resources, and to discuss our sacred work and the challenges facing our people, our communities, our world, and our mother earth. We challenge one another’s ideas and push one another to the limits of our minds and hearts, as did our sages of old.