The only way to get it together . . . is together.

— Zalman Schachter-Shalomi


The Yesod Foundation's mission is to bring the deep wisdom of the Jewish tradition to contemporary culture. Inspired by the extraordinary vision of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014), the founder of the Jewish renewal movement and one of the most influential spiritual leaders of our time, a small group of friends formed a new non-profit Jewish foundation in 1998 to advance Jewish spirituality by supporting local, regional, and international programs which continue Reb Zalman's vision.*


* The Hebrew word, yesod, means ‘foundation,’ is one of the ten divine qualities on the kabbalistic “Tree of Life,” stressing creative activity.