Rabbi David Zeller is an internationally known singer, teacher and counselor. He is a pioneer in Jewish spirituality, meditation and transpersonal psychology, and is director of Shevet: Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation, at Yakar, in Jerusalem. Living in Israel, heartspace between East and West, David weaves together the heart and the mind, inner and outer, the spiritual and the material, the theoretical and the experiential, and the orthodox and the pluralistic into a colorful and creative fabric.
In Israel, David leads weekend retreats in Jewish Meditation. He is also a founder of Shirat Shlomo, better known as \"the Happy Minyan\", where people come to pray with joyous singing and dancing in the style of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. He has taught in religious programs including: The Israel Center, IsraLight, Shuva, Bruria, WUJS, Ascent and Livnot, and in alternative health programs and conferences such as Reidman Center for Complimentary Medicine, alternative health and yoga and meditation groups, and concerts and festivals. He is on the board of the San Francisco Federation in Israel. He also does private counseling and consulting.
In North America, in the psychological/spiritual community, he has led workshops since 1972 in New York at the Open Center and Omega Institute, Boston\'s Interface, Associations of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, American Psychological Association, at various Jungian institutes, Yoga centers, Sufi conferences, inter-faith gatherings and universities throughout the continent. In the Jewish world, he has taught at Federations, JCC\'s, Hillel\'s, synagogues of all denominations, for Etz Chaim in Baltimore; Aish HaTorah in Detroit; the Chabad Renaissance Fair in New Jersey; Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley; Metivta and the Academy for Jewish Religion, in Los Angeles; and the Carlebach Shul, Bnei Jeshurun and Elat Chayyim in New York. He connects regularly with many Jewish Renewal Communities and new Happy Minyans in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, Boston, Miami, New York and more, and with private groups in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
In Europe, David has been guest teacher/rabbi at Yakar in London; at Limmud, the largest annual Jewish Educational Conference in Europe (held in England); at Sufi and Taoist gatherings in Switzerland; and Jewish Communities in Graz.
Former associate director and professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology from 1975 (an accredited doctoral program in California); he founded the Network of Conscious Judaism in 1980, for the integration and dissemination of Jewish teachings and practices in psychology, mysticism and meditation. He was a student of R\' Shlomo Carlebach and of Reb Gedaliah Kenig of Breslov.
David has produced cassette tapes and CDs of healing, relaxing, and meditative songs, including: The Path of the Heart, Ruach/Spirit, Let Go/Let God, Goodnight My Sweetest Children, and soon to be released - Chai Ani/I Am Alive. He has several teaching tapes on Jewish mysticism, and meditation, as well as 2 teaching tape sets Tree of Life, and the Stories of Rebbe Nachman. He is currently working on a book of his stories and teachings.