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Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author of Davening, Jewish Lights, and The Hidden Light. First Chabad emissary to the college campuses together with Reb Shlomo, Prof. Emeritus of Jewish Mysticism and Psychology of Religion at Temple University, holder of World Wisdom Chair at Naropa University and founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement.
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Prof. Chaim I. Waxman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and Senior Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
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Prof. Shaul Magid, Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Professor of Modern Judaism at Indiana University/Bloomington.
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Menachem Daum, documentary filmmaker, co-producer of A Life Apart: Hasidism in America, and Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust.
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Rabbi Reuven Goldfarb, part of the chevra at the San Francisco House of Love and Prayer and later a spiritual leader of the Aquarian Minyan of Berkeley. He received semicha as Moreinu, Maggid, and Rabbinic Deputy from Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Today, Reuven and his wife Yehudit reside in Safed where they co-direct the Bayt Maor HaLev Center for Movement, Healing, and Language Arts.
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Prof. Yaakov Ariel, Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina. He has published extensively on Jewish renewal and Jewish new religious movements.
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Rabbi Sammy Intrator, received ordination from Rabbi Carlebach and served as assistant Rabbi of the Carlebach Synagogue, and after Shlomo’s death, as the Synagogue Rabbi. Currently, he is the Rabbi of the Carlebach Shul in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Shonna Husbands-Hankin, a leading figure in the Jewish Renewal Movement, is a Judaic artist, writer, spiritual director and community organizer living in Eugene, Oregon
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Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University, and author of American Judaism: A History.
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Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel, Esq., author of The Maverick Rabbi, Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein and the Institutional Synagogue, “A New Organizational Form”; formerly attorney editor at Prentice-Hall and national president of Yavneh
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Aryae Coopersmith
, co-founder of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s House of Love and Prayer in San Francisco in 1968. He is author of Holy Beggars: A Journey from Haight Street to Jerusalem. He received semicha from Reb Zalman as a Jewish Spiritual Teacher.
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Shy Yellin, President of the Carlebach Shul in Manhattan
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Prof. Robert J. Aumann (Nobel Prize winner in economics)
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