David Ingber, Rabbi, is the founder and Spiritual Director of Romemu, NYC's Jewish Renewal Community. David studied in Orthodox yeshivot before receiving ordination from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. David is a sought after national and international leader and educator. His unique, open-hearted and embodied approach to Jewish teaching has taken him from lecturing all along the East Coast, to communities in London, Jerusalem, Aspen, and Montreal. He has taught at JTS, Pardes, and Skirball.
Friday Night Tisch!
A Table of Shabbat Singing and Storytelling
Tisch (Yiddish for table) is the Hasidic custom of gathering around a table to share songs, words, and drinks. Come with your whole self and be moved into the full Shabbat experience with your fellow brothers and sisters. Note: Alcohol will be available at the Tisch (only for participants who are 21 years of age and older).
Romemu and Storahtelling Joint Shabbat Morning Service
Arts & Performance,
Enjoy this Shabbat Shacharit (morning) service led by Romemu's David Ingber, including a Torah service co-led with Amichai Lau-Lavie and Storahtelling Mavens, bringing the weekly Torah portion of S'hmot to life with translation, midrash, and interactive learning. Note: There will be mixed gender seating and guitar will be in use during this session.
I AM … like, um, Sort of … the Lord Your God
Similitude and the Humility of Never Knowing
Sacred Text & Thought
This class will use a number of gorgeous texts to focus attention on the problem of 'knowing' an infinite, unknowable G-d, and on how that very not-knowing can lead to humility and reverence, instead of to despair and resignation. This should be a fun and engaging exploration of some pretty shocking classical texts! No prior textual knowledge necessary. Bring your open heart and mind.
Entering The Dark Cloud:
Dealing With Obstacles in Spiritual Practice
Sacred Text & Thought
This class will work with a stunningly beautiful and relevant teaching from Reb Nachman of Breslov on the nature of obstacles that we encounter in our lives. Reb Nachman offers a counter-intuitive assertion that has great significance if we are to navigate our way through these difficult moments and situations. No prior text knowledge is necessary.
Al Regel Achat
Judaism on One Foot, Your most Pressing Questions about Jewish Life Answered
Identity & Global Culture,
Sacred Text & Thought,
While they might not literally be standing on one foot, this great group of Rabbis will follow in the line of Rabbi Hillel who shared the essence of Torah to an inquisitive pupil “on one foot” (that is, briefly). Here’s your chance to ask any pressing question you have about Jewish life from the ordinary to the extraordinary and our distinguished panel will offer up some thoughtful answers.
The (Ideal) Future for Jewish Education
Community, Technology, and Spirit
Identity & Global Culture
Join us as a leading Jewish educator, innovative thought-leader, and rabbi of a fast-growing start-up temple—all of whom are parents—discuss the kind of education they dream about for their own families as well as for the Jewish community at large. As a workshop, panelists will share their visions for the future and their concerns about getting there—and then, all assembled will help construct, ideate, challenge, and/or debate what an ideal Jewish education could and should be in the future.