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Reb Zisha a/k/a Scott A. Tepper

Reb Zisha created and teaches the Grateful Jews seminar. He has been a lay ba’al tefilla, darshan, and teacher in Boston’s Jewish community and beyond for decades. Reb Zisha sang with the renowned Zamir Chorale of Boston and was a founding member of two Boston-area chavurot. For 12 years, he was the lay religious leader of United Brothers Synagogue in Bristol RI (Rhode Island’s second-oldest synagogue.)

Reb Zisha received a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His primary career has been in applications and software training.

Reb Zisha's first Grateful Dead show was at the Boston Garden May 7 1977. His most memorable Dead experience was 3 nights July 1982 at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, in the rain.

Reb Zisha is also a member of the Grateful Dead Studies Association.

For more about Reb Zisha, please visit

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