Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: The Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism

This exhibition explores the life and work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (b. 1924, Poland) and his role in shaping contemporary Judaism as a religion, social movement, and philosophy of spiritual transformation. Many of the images and artifacts in the exhibition come from the Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the Innovations in Jewish Life Archive at the CUBoulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collection. The Schachter-Shalomi Collection includes personal papers, manuscripts, publications, as well as a wealth of audio and visual materials that cover the historical trajectory of his life. The collection includes materials on Jewish Renewal, Hasidism, Kabbalah, Deep Ecumenism, Psychology of Religion, and Spiritual Eldering.

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Exhibit designed by Stephanie Yuhas, Netanel Miles-Yepez, Deborah Fink, Sue Salinger, David Shneer z"l and Andrew Violet in 2013. Digital exhibit creation in 2018 by Jacob Flaws. The curators would like to thank the Bender Family Foundation, the Yesod Foundation, University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Colorado Libraries, and Donors to the Program in Jewish Studies for their support.