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Rabbi David Ingber
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Tap into the power of ancient Jewish mysticism — an interspiritual approach to a lineage that offers practical guidance for your daily life.
Access a multidimensional map of consciousness for greater wisdom, love, and growth.
Have you been curious about Jewish mysticism or the mystical school of thought known as Kabbalah?
Kabbalah has recently surged in popularity, even outside of Jewish circles, for a reason...
And you now have the opportunity to explore this ancient wisdom...
With deep roots woven from Judaism, Kabbalah literally means “receiving tradition.” It was passed down orally from rabbi to rabbi to preserve the sacred message explaining the relationship of the unchanging, eternal, formless Divine, and the transitory, finite, physical world.
This received wisdom is much more than an exploration of the mysteries of the universe... it’s a gateway to a profound inner journey.
Kabbalah offers a uniquely integrated, holistic pathway to spiritual growth — from practical change to deep wisdom and healing.
It’s about aligning your energy with the deeper structure of the universe and seeing your life through the lens of the “Sephirot” — 10 spheres that represent a kind of “energetic anatomy” of the universe. The Sephirot is also known as the Tree of Life.
In the teaching of Kabbalah, you’re a microcosm of the Cosmos, where God is continually incarnating, healing, and evolving... a unique expression of the Divine in motion.
For centuries, these Jewish mysteries were withheld from even observant and committed Jews, and only recently taught outside of the Jewish faith.
We’re now blessed to be able to understand, practice, and apply this powerful path in a modern, global context — one in which serious seekers of wisdom have the chance to develop the “divine eyes” that each of the 10 Sefirot represents.
Each of these spheres is a prism through which to view part of the universe and your role in it. They offer qualities of being that help you become more skilled, virtuous, and wise in how you address different situations.
Kabbalah teaches us to relate to the world from a stance of wholeness and balance. From this stance, we can heal internally and externally — and become fully, radiantly alive.
Kabbalists particularly see our role as humans as Tikkun Olam — a phrase that means “repairing the world by reassembling the divine shards that have broken.”
By engaging the practices of Kabbalah, you can heal that which has been broken and liberate the true inner light of the Divine in your life.
Seeing the World With Divine Eyes
In The Way of Kabbalah, a 7-week program with Rabbi David Ingber, you’ll receive foundational insights and practices that bring alive the Tree of Life — the symbolic map at the core of Kabbalah.
Rabbi David will guide you in a spiritual journey in which you receive practical guidance for integrating and aligning these 10 energies to create a life foundation that’s wise, loving, and holistically grounded.
Kabbalists have always been scholar-mystics with families, careers, and worldly responsibilities. This powerful mystical lineage does not emphasize monastic practice, but instead a life of integral wholeness in which every aspect of our lives becomes radiant with the light of the Divine.
You’ll expand your understanding of life and the Cosmos. You’ll begin to see with divine eyes, open to a deeper meaning of words, numbers, and symbols, and live with more joy.
You’ll savor the richness of a tradition that sees the movement of the Divine in all things, opening you up to a more multidimensional experience of life.
The Power of a Profound Teacher
The quality of our engagement with any spiritual teacher depends a great deal on his or her authenticity. At The Shift Network, we searched for years to find a teacher who could bring Jewish mystical tradition alive in a way that would speak to you.
We’re delighted to have found that teacher in Rabbi David Ingber. Rabbi David was steeped in the Hasidic tradition in his younger years, then went on a profound multifaith quest in which he drank in the wisdom of many esoteric traditions and practices.
He then re-engaged his lineage with a more interspiritual, holistic, and integrative lens, rendering esoteric ideas not only practical but relatable to many other systems. Given his deep understanding of and respect for wisdom of many lineages, Rabbi David is the perfect choice to begin mining the gems of insight from Jewish mysticism and revealing its profound linkages to other major traditions.
Rabbi David is both a scholar and a heart-teacher. He can transmit the essence of a teaching on a philosophical level while grounding it in stories from everyday life. Because of his ability to bridge many worlds, he’s considered one of the most influential rabbis in America.
More Than a Course, a Journey Into Wisdom
In this program, you’ll receive a lifetime of scholarship and practice distilled into seven exciting weeks. You’ll also participate in a virtual community of seekers of wisdom from around the world.
During this powerful program, you’ll:Receive the key foundations for understanding the Tree of Life and relating to Kabbalah as a spiritual practice Understand the organismic quality of the Jewish mystical tradition, which brings you into right relationship with your body, mind, and life Discover how to balance different energies in your being when engaging with your family, work, and other worldly activities Begin the profound journey of Tikkun Olam Explore the meditative, magical, and philosophical schools of Kabbalah Understand how to take effective energetic action in the world, based on understanding endurance and surrender, and pushing and pulling. Explore profound insights into feminine and masculine psychology in Kabbalah Discover the mystery of Tzimtzum — and the power and application of creative constriction (rather than expansion) Examine the practices used by centuries of Kabbalists to “release sparks of divine light” Discover a deeper understanding of nondual consciousness And much, much more!
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this 7-week transformational program, Rabbi David will guide you through the fundamental spiritual skills and competencies that you’ll need to successfully understand the 10 energies of the Tree of Life and to see the world through the Kabbalistic prism.
This course will feature teachings and experiential guided practices with Rabbi David. Each weekly training session will build harmoniously upon the next so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to sustain your awakened heart and mind and walk in the world with Kabbalistic intention.
Rabbi David’s class sessions will consist of a combination of visual slide presentations and audio teachings. All teaching segments will be pre-recorded, and Rabbi David will offer several LIVE Q&A sessions throughout the course so you can interact with him in real time and have all your questions answered.
Module 1: Origins of Kabbalah (April 26)
In this first module, you’ll discover the hidden sources of the oldest Western mystical tradition. From biblical prophetic schools and the visions of seers like Ezekiel to the rabbis of the Talmud building Merkavah, or divine chariot, with Rabbi David’s guidance you’ll follow the winding wisdom master’s path to seeing God.
In this session, you’ll:
- Be initiated into the circle of all who have engaged in the art and science of Kabbalah as we align our intention to draw living waters from this deep well of wisdom
- Discover a basic Kabbalistic incantation to be used to unite head and heart, through love and reverence to the divine wisdom in Kabbalah
- Explore the roots of Kabbalah, and who, how, and why it was created
- Examine the 3 basic schools of Kabbalah — the meditative, magical, and philosophical
Module 2: Tree of Life’s 10 Energies of Evolution (May 3)
This module will introduce you to the Kabbalistic GPS — Guide for Purposeful Spirituality. The 10 Sefirot or Divine Energies are the basic blueprint for understanding your soul. You’ll discover the first three of the Sefirot/Divine Energies, known as the Divine Mind, or Mochin. The Upper Triad — Keter, Chokhmah, and Binah, or Crown, Wisdom, and Understanding — are also known as Ayin or No-thingness, Father, and Mother.
In this session, you’ll:
- Put on the mind of God
- Discover how to notice the states of consciousness in your own life
- Develop practices to expand these states of being
- Read the Bible through the eyes of the Kabbalist
“Facebook Live” Video Q&A Session (May 9)
Rabbi David will join you via Facebook Live for one hour to interact with you in an intimate and immediate way, answering any questions that may have come up while working with the course material during the first two modules. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Module 3: Living, Loving, Acting The Lower Triads (May 10) (Live Q&A)
Continuing the mapping of the Sefirot/Divine Energies, we’ll move to Lower two Triads, and the last Sefirah, Malchut (Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet/Netzach, Hod, Yesod/Malchut). The lower energies, known as Middot (or measures), control, balance, and support the full holistic energetic system through emotional calibration and energetic action. Malchut, or Shechinah, is the Divine Feminine principle of manifestation and radical Divine Presence.
This module will also introduce you to the Sacred Marriage (hieros gamos) or Tiferest with Shechinah, and how that union, in our hearts, minds, and lives brings about Divine Blessing for the entire Cosmos.
In this session, you’ll:
- Practice the dance of effective energetic action in the world, based on understanding endurance and surrender, pushing and pulling
- Discover the formula and form of the sacred marriage of beauty/heart with expression and lived-Divine presence, called the “union of God’s name”
- Come to understand how manifestation is rooted in purpose — and how action rooted in heart-opening is the promise of the Tree of Life
Module 4: Tzimtzum or Divine Contraction (May 17) (Live Q&A)
This module will introduce the power of Lurianic Kabbalah, based on the system of the great 16th-century mystic, Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria, who taught that in order to create the world, God contracted Her essence to make room for the world. Most of us imagine “withdrawal” as the opposite of creative living. Most of us imagine expansion as the core principle of creation, but not the Kabbalist. Divine light needs veils to be seen and so do we.
In this session, you’ll:
- Discover the theory known as Tzimtzum (or constriction) which has deep meditative and psychological application
- Explore the power of creative constriction or the mystery of Tzimtzum
- Practice the Tzimtzum meditation — a meditative practice and visualization that births new worlds
Module 5: Worlds & Souls (May 24) (Live Q&A)
You’ll explore the basic structures of the Kabbalistic “Great Chain of Being,” the unfolding of the five basic dimensions (or worlds) of reality, starting with Adam Kadmon (Primordial Man) all the way to the dimension of Assiyah (the world of manifestation). Each world correlates to a different energetic body, and each world or dimension has its own reality.
In this session, you’ll:
- Understand how to identify and live appropriately in each dimension
- Explore the inner structure of each dimension and its language
- Discover meditation techniques to help familiarize you with each soul/world combination, using the Kabbalistic map for achieving self-knowledge
Module 6: Rectifying Reality Broken Vessels & Tikkun (May 31) (Live Q&A)
In the Kabbalah of Rabbi Isaac Luria, the primordial lights of Creation were too intense for the earliest vessels, causing them to break. This shattering, or “breaking of the vessels” was a cataclysmic event, alluded to in the Bible and hinted at in the Zohar but not fully expressed until the 16th century. This shattering serves as the background for all human life, and specifically the work of the Kabbalist, whose job it is to discover the light hidden in the broken, material world. Locating sparks of light and releasing them is called Tikkun.
In this session, you’ll:
- Study the underlying mythological background of this profound Kabbalistic assertion
- Be shown the practices used by Kabbalists over the centuries to “release sparks of divine light”
- Explore the implications of this mystical approach on everyday life
Module 7: Divine Eyes & Messianic Consciousness (June 7) (Live Q&A)
In classical Jewish thought, the Messiah (or Mashiach), is seen as a redemptive figure, a person who will herald a new world, a utopian reality of peace, safety, abundance, and the absence of discord. For the Kabbalist, this prophetic vision is seen as a realized internal awareness of the Divine Reality, the ever-present possibility of Presence, of Divine Fullness and Radiance.
The Kabbalist seeks to see with God’s eyes, to hear with God’s ears, and to love with God’s heart. This Messianic Consciousness, known as Mochin d’Gadlut (or Big Mind), is not something found outside of the awakened individual but rather is the complete and profound actualization of the Tree of Life herself and is known as shalom, or complete and perfect wholeness. You’ll study and practice this Kabbalistic teaching.
In this session, you’ll:
- Discover a deeper understanding of nondual consciousness
- Explore the profound insights into feminine and masculine psychology that integrates line (kav) and circle (igul)
- Practice the mystical chants of Messianic Meditations
- Wrap up the course and prepare to live the Way of Kabbalah in the world
The Way of Kabbalah Bonus Collection
In addition to Rabbi David’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
The God of No-thing
Audio Dialogue With Rabbi David Ingber and Daniel Matt
In this audio dialogue with David Ingber, Kabbalah scholar and professor Daniel Matt shares his perspective on harmonizing science and Kabbalah. Daniel Matt is gifted at describing in understandable terms the parallels between science and mysticism and how they can together enrich our spiritual awareness and help us recover a sense of wonder and find our place in the universe. As Matt has written in God & the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science & Spirituality, “God is not somewhere else, hidden from us. God is right here hidden from us.”
Daniel Chanan Matt is a Kabbalah scholar and professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He received his PhD from Brandeis University and taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Matt is best known for his work translating the book of Zohar into English. By 2016, 10 volumes of the 12-volume set had been completed.
The God of Love
Audio Dialogue With Rabbi David Ingber and Mirabai Starr
In this conversation, Rabbi David and author Mirabai Starr explore, express, and engage each other in a discussion about the relationship to a God of Love in the Jewish tradition. In a world where God is often used to rationalize unloving acts, they’ll talk about invoking a God of Love to transform our view of what’s possible.
Mirabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, interspiritual experience, and the transformational power of loss. Her works include Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross; The Interior Castle andThe Book of My Life by Teresa of Avila; The Showings of Julian of Norwich; Mother of God Similar to Fire (in collaboration with iconographer William Hart McNichols). Here 2012 book, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, positioned her at the forefront of the emerging Interspiritual Movement.
Mazal Tov: Introduction to Kabbalistic Astrology
Video Teaching With Rabbi David Ingber
Astrology and Judaism have a long history. The phrase, “mazal tov,” or congratulations, literally means “a good constellation.” According to the Jewish tradition, Abraham, the first Jew or Hebrew, was an accomplished astrologer. According to folklore, Abraham arrived at his belief in one God after mastering the various ancient schools of astrology. In Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, astrology is seen as part of the Divine Mind, and correlations are made between the Sefirot or Divine Energies, the Hebrew alphabet, and the planets/signs.
This hour-long talk offers an overview of Kabbalistic astrology — how it aligns and differs from Western astrology, its impact on biblical interpretations, and what it says about the soul’s journey.
What Graduates of The Way of Kabbalah Are Saying...
“Breathes life into the essential teachings of Judaism...”
Rabbi David extends a vehicle for experiencing Kabbalah and breathes life into the essential teachings of Judaism in a way that is assimilable and pertinent. Loved the experience!
— Leni, Sausalito, California
“I gained more knowledge of my own tradition”
I especially appreciated how Rabbi David was knowledgeable of and respectful towards those students who were familiar with other spiritual paths. I gained more knowledge of my own tradition. It is difficult to find a reliable Kabbalah teacher in my area. I am grateful for what was shared and am thirsty for more!
— Michele Weiner, New Castle, Delaware
“It was a fantastic experience...”
Rabbi David is an incredible guide to this beautiful mystical tradition. His deep understanding of multiple wisdom paths illuminates the core interrelations that lead back to the source. It was a fantastic experience studying with him.
— Pat B., Richmond, California
“A great treasure has been opened by a great teacher...”
Rabbi David is a very generous, warm-hearted, open, and welcoming teacher. This course provided me with the opening of and to the Kabbalah tradition which I was seeking, and also has inspired me to pursue this tradition in practice and study. For me, a great treasure has been opened by a great teacher. With much gratitude for the experience of this course, I highly recommend it to other seekers. I also highly recommend Rabbi David as a very knowledgeable, gifted, and generous teacher.
— Daphne, Vancouver, Canada
“My understanding of Kabbalah has deepened under his guidance...”
Rabbi David presents Jewish mysticism that is universal to all, in a very accessible way. He weaves philosophy and fact together with cultural anecdotes, which creates a very rich, rewarding experience. He’s open and genuine and extremely knowledgeable. My understanding of Kabbalah has deepened under his guidance and he’s offered a wealth of resources in order to continue on in my journey.
— Deborah, New York
“I’ve deepened my own practice with more meditation, chanting, and prayer”
I’ve gained enormous insight into daily Jewish practices and I’ve deepened my own practice with more meditation, chanting, and prayer. I have loved the course, and have looked forward to each session. Thank you for your amazing organization and the highly professional way this course has been run. I’m privileged to be a part of this community.
— Sara Evian, Johannesburg, South Africa
“Opened the Kabbalah to me in all its mystical beauty and intensity”
Rabbi Ingber opened the Kabbalah to me in all its mystical beauty and intensity. His warmth and deep love of Kabbalah and of Judaism permeated his teaching, adding a deeper level to our learning. His breadth of knowledge of many other mystical traditions helped to unify the group and show us the common yearnings and basic teachings that unite all of humanity.
— Naomi Siebenberg Santoro, New York City
“Ancient teachings unpacked and re-imagined...”
I’m so genuinely sad that our weekly classes are over. The insights and wisdom shared by our wonderful mentor and guide, Rabbi David, were both profound and life-changing. What a blessing to have these ancient teachings unpacked and re-imagined in a way that opened the possibility of intentional conscious living.
— Toni Whitmont, Sydney, Australia
“Helping me seek out and actually study mystical components of Judaism...”
This was an absolutely fantastic and enjoyable course on Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah! This course had such a positive impact on helping me seek out and actually study mystical components of Judaism, as I had been searching for enlightenment on this subject for a long time, while also trying to seek out Jewish studies other than the dogmatic. This was truly a wonderful course and I absolutely recommend it to individuals seeking study of the mystical side of Judaism.
— Kevin Slavin, Jr., Mukilteo, Washington
“Evolutionary, interspiritual, and personal approach to the Kabbalah...”
Rabbi David Ingber is a passionate, enthusiastic, and caring teacher, and I appreciate his evolutionary, interspiritual, and personal approach to the Kabbalah very much. Thank you, Shift Network, for another outstanding class!
— Kalin Baker, Denver, Colorado
Join the Global Community
The Way of Kabbalah not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 60-minute Class Sessions With Rabbi David Ingber
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with pioneering contemporary spiritual teacher Rabbi David Ingber — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming visual slide presentation option and guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Five 30-minute Live Q&A Sessions With Rabbi David Ingber
These LIVE sessions with Rabbi David directly follow the teaching sessions for Modules 3-7 and will give you access to his wisdom and assist you in clarifying the teachings. As he engages directly with your most important questions, he’ll help to deepen your learning and embodiment of the teachings and synthesize it all in a powerful way.
Special 60-minute “Facebook Live” Video Q&A Session With Rabbi David Ingber
Rabbi David will join you via Facebook Live to interact with you in an intimate and immediate way, answering any questions that may have come up while working with the course material during the first two modules. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Seven Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the class session will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen or watch the visual presentation anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality session downloads, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Way of Kabbalah Bonus Collection
- The God of No-thing
Audio Dialogue With Rabbi David Ingber and Daniel Matt
- The God of Love
Audio Dialogue With Rabbi David Ingber and Mirabai Starr
- Mazal Tov: Introduction to Kabbalistic Astrology
Video Teaching With Rabbi David Ingber
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Way of Kabbalah Virtual Training
We feel honored Rabbi David Ingber has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a contemporary spiritual teacher of Kabbalah whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Rabbi David’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you are serious about deepening your spiritual practice through the prism of Jewish mysticism, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
More Praise for Rabbi David...
“An authentic ancient mystical tradition to inspire the modern seeker”
Rabbi David Ingber is a master teacher who integrates the Wisdom of the Kabbalah with a myriad of spiritual traditions, offering an authentic ancient mystical tradition to inspire the modern seeker.
— Deepak Chopra, MD
“I cannot imagine a more reliable and wise guide...”
Rabbi David Ingber is a beloved friend whose humble brilliancy, profound presence, tender heart, and deep scholarship I learn from. I cannot imagine a more reliable and wise guide into the depths of the Kabbalah.
— Andrew Harvey, Mystic-scholar and spiritual teacher
“He guides students expertly through the intricacies of Kabbalah...”
Rabbi Ingber is a gifted teacher, uniquely able to balance intellectual rigor and spiritual depth. He guides students expertly through the intricacies of Kabbalah and enables them to understand both the historical development of mystical concepts and the personal aspects of spirituality. I can honestly say that he is one of the finest instructors whom I have ever encountered.
— Daniel Matt, Professor of Jewish studies (retired), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
“I can honestly say I’m a better person... as a direct result of taking this course”
The biggest thing that stands out for me is how Rabbi David lives and embodies the teachings; one senses the Truth, the Light, coming through his words, concepts, chants, prayers. More than theoretical information spouted from sacred texts, Rabbi David explains the Kabbalah in practical ways to begin immediately to apply to one’s life for benefits... I can honestly say I’m a better person — I have improved, and my life has improved, as a direct result of taking this course. Joyously looking forward to the next course with Rabbi David...
“It went beyond my expectation...”
I have no contact with Judaism or Jewish people; taking the course was to connect to the Jewish roots of my Catholic upbringing and my spiritual connection to Jesus the Christ. It went beyond my expectation in bringing together mysticism from Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist streams with the mysticism of Judaism, When Rabbi David speaks I know that he KNOWS. I could apply the teaching to my experiences and it was like looking in the rearview mirror. I am looking forward to deepening the contact.
— Monique Huchet, British Columbia, Canada
“Rabbi David magnificently brought to me healing, love, and luminosity...”
Since the age of eight years old as a young Jewish girl, I have looked for a Jewish teacher that understands the bridge between LAW and LOVE and the importance of the direct mystical experience of God within. Rabbi David magnificently brought to me healing, love, and luminosity in learning an ancient accessible structure to attune and align our individual incarnated divinity within with the transcendental and immanent Truth of G-d within the fabric of the Creation. Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude of the transformation that has been initiated with my soul and the GIFT he is to us all. He opens a path HOME.
— Eve, Maui, Hawaii
“Foster an intimate relationship with the Divine”
I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to build their own “inner church” and foster an intimate relationship with the Divine.
“Felt as if he was in the room with us...”
Rabbi D’s ability to be authentic and deliver the course in a way that felt as if he was in the room with us was especially touching.
“Thank you, Rabbi David, for pouring so much of your heart into our lives”
Thank you, Rabbi David, for pouring so much of your heart into our lives. Your love for this rich tradition is made contagious by your authenticity and humility.
About Rabbi David Ingber
Named by Newsweek as one of 2013’s top 50 most influential rabbis in the United States as well as by The Forward as one of the 50 most newsworthy and notable Jews in America, Rabbi David Ingber promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. A major 21st-century Jewish thinker and educator, his rich perspective, open heart and mind, and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning has brought him to speak throughout the United States and worldwide throughout Canada, Europe, and Israel.
Rabbi David’s distinct 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. He’s enlightened by Jewish mysticism and Chassidut, fusing these beliefs with those of other ancient philosophies and worldviews. Particular influences include 18th-century Kabbalist and founder of Chassidut, Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov; the great 19th-century Ishbitzer Rebbe, R. Mordechai Leiner; and leading 20th-century thinkers from Kabbalist Rav Abraham Isaac Kook to psychologist Carl Jung.
Rabbi Ingber has taught at such eminent institutions as the Academy for Jewish Religion, Columbia University, CUNY, Jewish Theological Seminary, Limmud LA, New York University, the 92nd Street Y, Pardes, the Skirball Center at Temple Emmanuel, and Yeshivat HADAR. He sits on the Board of Directors of Aleph and Synagogue 3000 Next Dor’s Working Group of Sacred Emergent Communities, where he continues to teach.
Raised Modern Orthodox in New York, Rabbi David studied at several distinguished yeshivot in Jerusalem and New York including Yeshiva University, Beit Midrash L’Torah, 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 David in 2004. Prior to founding Romemu, Rabbi David was rabbi-in-residence at Elat Chayyim Retreat Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device or telephone. If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own connection. We use Zoom conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There is no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is May 10, 2018. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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