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ALEPH Kallah Oral History collection

Identifier: COU:5060

Content Description

This collection includes 32 digitally recorded interviews of prominent Jewish Renewal leaders who met in Boulder during the summer of 2016 at the annual gathering of ALEPH Kallah. The long form interviews were conducted by Gregg Drinkwater and and short form interviews were conducted by Vincent Preti under Stephanie Yuhas and the Post-Holocaust American Judaism archives.


  • Creation: 2016

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The University Libraries may not own the copyright to all materials in this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.

Biographical / Historical

ALEPH is an alliance of organizations and individuals within Jewish Renewal, which was founded by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Jewish Renewal is a transdenominational approach to Judaism, combining the progressive values of egalitarianism with Hasidism and the spirit of the havurah movement with the wisdom of centuries of tradition. It envisions a contemporary Judaism that is joyous, spiritually rich, social progressive and earth-aware. ALEPH values deep ecumenism (learning from every person and spiritual tradition), and offers contemplative practices to all branches of Judaism.

Kallah is the largest Jewish Renewal gathering in the world that brings together hundreds of individuals from around the globe to engage in learning, singing, dancing and communing with one another. The event is composed of classes and workshops in the mornings and afternoonos, and convening for musical and artistic performances in the evening.


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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