Hylan Slobodkin

Hylan affectionately refers to his Jewish upbringing as the “Fiddler on the Roof story.” His family faced the pogroms in Europe and left for America with only what they could carry. Hylan’s childhood in upstate New York was about as Jewish as it could get, full of Yiddish, Zionism, attending synagogue, and Jewish summer camps. As a young man, he threw himself into the “love generation” of the 60s—drugs, transcendental meditation, and he even joined an Ashram. In his search for truth and spiritual connection, he met the “guru of the west” which changed everything!