Scholar in Residence

Join Us for An Interfaith Meeting of Hearts and Minds with Rabbi Abie Ingber November 10-13, 2016

Rabbi Abie Ingber is the Director of Community Engagement at Xavier University, the leading Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has lectured widely on the concerns of oppressed peoples. He is the son of a woman who escaped from Nazi-occupied Poland on Christmas Eve due to the kindness of a Christian official. He has devoted himself to being an advocate for those suffering around the world, specifically in the Darfur region.

In the fall of 2012, he logged 24,734 miles in two trips serving as the keynote lecturer at the Cameroon Muslim Student Union annual conference and at the new Museum of Dialogue of Cultures in Kielce, Poland. Rabbi Abie co-created the 2005 award-winning exhibit, A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People, which has toured over eighteen American cities.

The Rabbi’s Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

The Rabbi’s Brown Bag Lunch Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm The Advice of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

Nachman of Breslov (Hebrew: ,)מברסלב נחמן(April 4, 1772 – October 16, 1810), was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement.


Rebbe Nachman, a great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, breathed new life into the Ha- sidic movement by combining the esoteric secrets of Judaism (the Kabbalah) with in- depth Torah scholarship. He attracted thousands of followers during his lifetime, and his influence continues until today through many Hasidic movements such as Breslov Hasid- ism. Rebbe Nachman’s religious philosophy revolved around closeness to God and speaking to God in normal conversation “as you would with a best friend.” The concept of hitbodedut (an unstructured, spontaneous and individualized form
of prayer and meditation) is central to his thinking.

“It is very good to pour out your thoughts before God like a child pleading before his fa- ther. God calls us His children, as it is written (Deuteronomy 14:1), “You are children to God.” Therefore, it is good to express your thoughts and troubles to God like a child complaining and pestering his father.”