Student, University Bonn, 1955. Certificat Propedeutique, University Geneva, 1956. Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology, New School Social Research, 1958.
Master of Social Work, San Francisco State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophical, The Fielding Institute, 1984.
Volunteer tutor adults and children The Jewish Agency, Jerusalem, 1974—1975, Maalot, 1974—1975. Member San Francisco Commission Aging, 1977—1983. Volunteer, active member Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry, 1971—1980.
Co-founder The Shelley Charitable Trust Hasidim Gur, Jerusalem, 1976—2004. Cofounder, board member Tikva (a support organization for aging Holocaust survivors), San Francisco, 1997—2002.
Married Sucher Szaldajewski, August 19, 1951. 1 child Gabriela.