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Robert Zalkin

d. September 28, 2021


Robert “Bob” Zalkin, 94

Beloved Cantor Emeritus of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and mentor to many, left this earth on September 28, 2021.

Bob was born in New York, joining Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in 1961 as Cantor.  In 1990, Bob married the love of his life, Irene and they shared a love of travel and spirituality.

Following his retirement from Beth-El Zedeck, Bob continued his devotion to others’ emotional well-being as advisor, and mentor to countless individuals.

He is survived by his wife Irene and stepdaughters, Sonja Clark and Nicole Eslinger; grandchildren, Jake Eslinger, Luke Eslinger, Thomas Clark, Ben Clark and Vivian Clark.

A private family memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. You may view it at .
There will be a public celebration of life on October 10, 2021, at 3:00pm at 6526 Ralston Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220.  The event will be held outside if weather permits, but please wear a mask due to COVID-19.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservatory.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ralston Ave, Indianapolis

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