Rabbi David Ingber
Rabbi David Ingber is Founder and Spiritual Director of Romemu – Judaism for Mind, Body and Spirit in New York City, the leading center for Renewal Judaism.
Named by Newsweek as one of 2012’s Top 50 Most Influential Rabbis, Rabbi Ingber offers a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. A distinctive quality is Rabbi Ingber’s ability to make Judaism more accessible to seekers from various faiths as well as restoring Jews who have stepped away from organized religion, back to prayer and learning that is more deeply meaningful and spiritually connected.
Rabbi Ingber’s unique approach to Torah, rabbinical teaching, and ritualistic practice is informed by his own personal seeking and learning from a wide cross-section of sacred traditions and faiths including teachers like the Founder of Chassidut, Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov, and leading 20th Century thinkers from Kabbalist, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook to psychologist, Carl Jung and integral philosopher, Ken Wilber.
Rabbi Ingber travels widely, teaching at institutions such as the Academy for Jewish Religion, Columbia University, CUNY, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York University, 92nd Street Y, Pardes, The Skirball Center, Yale University and Yeshivat HADAR. He sits on the Board of Directors of Aleph and Synagogue 3000.
Raised Modern Orthodox in New York, Rabbi Ingber studied in Jerusalem and New York at Beit Midrash L’Torah, Yeshiva University, Yeshivat Chaim Berlin, and Yeshivat Chovovei Torah Rabbinical School. He also studied philosophy, psychology and religion at New York University. Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of Renewal Judaism, ordained Rabbi Ingber in 2004. Prior to founding Romemu, Rabbi Ingber was Rabbi-in-Residence at Elat Chayyim Retreat Center in Accord, NY.