Rabbi Ingber Visit Spartanburg as Interfaith Scholar-In-Residence

October 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm
Rabbi Abie Ingber, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rabbi Abie Ingber, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is among the sponsors for the annual Spartanburg Interfaith Scholars-In-Residence program to be held November 10-13.

Rabbi Abie Ingber, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, will serve as the scholar-in-residence and speak at USC Upstate. Ingber is also a visiting associate professor of theology at Xavier and special assistant to its President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. He has received numerous awards and well-earned recognition for his work in inter-religious dialogue and has served as a scholar-in-residence throughout the U.S. and in Poland, Korea, Israel and Cameroon.

Together with two colleagues, Ingber created the award-winning exhibit, “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People.” The exhibit opened in 2005, toured 17 major American cities and was seen by more than one million people. The exhibit’s run at the Vatican in September of 2015, brought Ingber to an audience with Pope Francis. Ingber’s creatively articulated passion for life and Tikkun Olam (Healing the World) has brought him to meetings with American Presidents, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, Elie Wiesel, Reverend Jesse Jackson, CEOs of major American corporations, and Miep Gies (Meep Geese), the woman who tried to save Anne Frank.

2016 Spartanburg Interfaith Scholar-In-Residence Schedule:

Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Imagining Myself: Righteous Gentile During the Holocaust

USC Upstate at Tukey Auditorium

800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC

Friday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.

An Interfaith Conversation, Guests Welcome

Converse College Kuhm Room 108

580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Friday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m.

A Consultation with Students & Staff

Wofford College

429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

A Life of Responsibility: The Holocaust as Inspiration

Temple B’nai Israel

146 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

Saturday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Sabbath Tisch: Two Rabbis, a Catholic Priest, & a Methodist Minister Talk About the Bible

Temple B’nai Israel

146 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

RSVP Bagel Lunch

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Did you hear the one about the Rabbi and the Pope? Catholics & Jews, A New Era!

St. Paul’s the Apostle Church

161 North Dean Street, Spartanburg, SC

Sunday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Jewish Origins of Preaching: Crawling Into the Text

Central United Methodist Church

233 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

Sunday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m.

The American Dream

Unitarian Universalist Church

210 Henry Place, Spartanburg, SC

This annual program is sponsored by the South Carolina Humanities Council, USC Upstate, First Presbyterian Church, Nazareth Presbyterian Church, Central United Methodist Church and Temple B’nai Israel. For more information, contact Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz at (864) 582-2001 or ezrabbi@aol.com.