Zalman is originally from Baltimore MD & made Aliyah with his family at the age of 7. He grew up in Jerusalem and Efrat & joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were he served in the Nachel Infantry Brigade for three years, completing his services as a staff-sergeant. Since 2001 Zalman has been working with participants from all over the world, in Israel and abroad.
Today Zalman is a freelance educator and Tour Guide. He is married to Bracha and they live with their 3 children in Nofei Prat, a mixed Jewish community in the foothills of the Judean Desert, between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.