Thank YOU for making the Reb Zalman Memorial Event a Huge Success

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We want to thank the entire Jewish Renewal community and our many friends and allies for the tremendous success of the Reb Zalman Tribute event in Boulder last month. The messages of gratitude, blessings and awe have been rolling in ever since the moment the event concluded. Nearly a thousand people attended the event, over 450 in person and over 600 participated in the live streaming, making this one of the largest Jewish Renewal gatherings ever. This historic event was successful in all four worlds, providing support for Eve to conserve Reb Zalman’s work and legacy, providing support for ALEPH to continue its work of fostering Jewish Renewal worldwide, and filling many hearts, minds and souls with Reb Zalman’s presence, thought, and memory.

We want to offer special todot/thanks and k’vod/honor — to the Planning Committee who volunteered long hours to design the program; the Host committee who underwrote a large portion of the cost and made the event viable, the ALEPH staff who put in many hours, both on and offsite to make the logistics flow, and everyone in every Jewish Renewal corner of the world who spread the word, donated funds, and participated in some way.

Host Committee


Binah Block
Jack and Judith Lief


Helena Rachel Foster
Rabbinic Pastor David Daniel Klipper
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Rabbi Jeff Roth & Joanna Katz


Esther & Zeh Amarante
Andalin Alan Bachman
Judith Dack
Linda Jo Doctor & Rabbi Elliott Ginsburg
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
Lucinda Kurtz & Oran Hesterman
Linda Greene
Susan Raskin Abrams
Sara Schley & Joe Laur
Eliana Nadyne Lee
Jade Netanya Ullmann
Rabbi Jay Weinstein
Florence Witonsky

Program and Planning Committee

Rabbi Phyllis Berman
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone
Janice Rubin
Rabbi Elyse Seidner-Joseph
Special thanks Jeremy Parnes, ALEPH Board Chair and Judith Dack


David Brown, Director of Operations
Ming Shem Lu, Ordination Program Administrator & Program and Retreat Registrations
Lynda Simons, Finance and Membership Coordinator
And our hardworking meeting planner, Liz Anthony of E. Anthony Meetings & Events, Inc.

Decorator of the Sacred Space at Omni and Boulder Theater

Rev. Sandy Pond
Jackie Olenick
Shelley Goldberg

We want to give a special call out those who taught and led the program over the weekend. They came on their own ticket, at their own cost, and gave beautifully to the kahal. They include:

Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Rabbi Phyllis Berman
Rabbi Lori Klein
Rabbi Hannah Dresner
Rabbi Nadya Gross
Rabbi Victor Gross
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone
Rabbi Marcia Prager
Cantor Jack Kessler
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Rabbi Shaya Isenberg
Reverend Bahira Sugarman
Rabbi Jeff Roth
Rabbi Michael Paley
Father Matthew Fox
Acharya Judith Lief
Rabbi Art Green
Chazzan Richard Kaplan
Sheldon Sands
Murshid Allaudin Ottinger
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny
Rabbi Jack Gabriel
Rodger Kamenetz
Cantor Cindy Freedman
Janice Rubin
Sharon Alexander
Karen Roekard
Amitai Gross
Hal Aqua
Ben Cohen
Anthony Salvo
Eve Ilsen
Seth Fishman
Rabbi David Zaslow
Rabbi Elyse Seidner Joseph
Rabbi Burt Jacobson
Rabbi Jeff Roth
Rabbi Goldie Milgram
Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin
Rabbi Leah Novick
Rabbi Elliot Ginsburg
Rabbi Chava Bahle
Rabbi Diane Elliot
Shir Yaakov Feit
Rabbi Shalom Schachter
Rabbi Julie Danan
Barbara Breitman
Rabbinic Pastor David Daniel Klipper
Shoshana Cooper
Linda Jo Doctor
Rabbi Anne Brener
Ellen Kaufman Dosick
Rabbi Wayne Dosick
Rabbi Ed Stafman
Rabbi Paula Marcus
Rabbi Tsurah August
Rabbi Raachel Jurovics
Denise Davis
Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser
Donald Gardiner
Rabbi Dan Gordon

 Many blessings to you all. May the Source of All grant us peace and long life; may Reb Zalman’s soul soar ever higher, and his memory and legacy be all-ways for a blessing.