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FRIENDS - Reb Zalman

FRIENDS of Reb Shlomo Carlebach

In 1949, both Reb Shlomo and Reb Zalman went out as emissaries/shluchim of the Lubavitch Rebbe.

They remained friends until Reb Shlomo died Oct. 1994, 4 months after The Rebbe died (2 days ago was The Rebbe's yahrzeit June 1994).  Twenty one years ago.
Reb Zalman died July 3, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado, after being ill during Shavuot at Isabella Freedman Center.
I add these photo on Reb Zalman's first Yahrzeit.
May his neshama merit from all the goodness of his disciples and family.


Following the longest day of the year, the summer solstice filled with light, tonight 5 Tamuz, is the FIRST YAHRZEIT of our beloved HaRav Meshulam Zalman Hiya Ben Shlomo HaKohen v'Haya Gittel, Zichrono Livracha. 

Reb Zalman, z”l, the founder of Jewish Renewal/Aleph, told me his Hebrew name during our dyad on Rosh HaShanah 1993, and he named me Rena. In joy, I sing his praises, and pray for dear Eve, holding her in my heart, as this long first year ends.

It was a deep honor to have Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as my Rebbe and to serve Reb Zalman as his percussionist for 2 decades. In his Zechut, I practice daily what I learned from my Rebbe.
- Joy Krauthammer  6.21.2015

Reb Zalman & Rainbow Tallit Torah
Elat Chayyim, NY 1994
"In Your Light Do We See Light"
© Joy Krauthammer 

Reb Zalman chants Torah
Makom Ohr Shalom 2012
© Mark Reden

Reb Zalman, Reb Deb Orenstein, Joy Krauthammer, percussionist
Makom Ohr Shalom 2012
© Mark Reden

The Happy Minyan Band
Joy Krauthammer, David Ozair, Eitan Katz, (now Rabbi) Shlomo Katz
Beth Jacob, LA

Reb Shlomo's best friends, Liliane and R. Joshua Ritchie, MD and Joy Krauthammer
Liliane's book A Gift of Love

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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy