Rabbi Ingber has been listed in Newsweek's 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America for 2013. Mazal tov! Romemu is proud of Rabbi Ingber's accomplishments and we congratulate him on this great honor. This honor follows a year of unprecedented growth in membership, programming and attendance that has propelled Romemu, under the dynamic leadership of Rabbi Ingber, to become one of the fastest growing synagogues in the country. Romemu's services draw clergy from around the country looking to experience what has attracted so many people to an ongoing religious practice. Romemu has become a testing ground for reinventing Jewish practice within a traditional framework. Our meditative and musical services are a hallmark of what is drawing so many people to our community.
Romemu has been called the “next B’nai Jeshurun” (see No. 18) and the “non-Chabad Chabad” (see No. 4) because of its musical, meditative services and its focus on Jewish mysticism. David Ingber, 43, a student of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shlomi, the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, started the Upper West Side congregation four years ago; today the number of member households tops 400, and Romemu draws a few thousand worshipers on the High Holy Days. The congregation recently received a UJA-Federation grant, which will fund further outreach to 20- and 30-somethings, many of whom already attend the congregation’s standing-room-only Kabbalat Shabbat services.
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