Rabbi Karmi David Ingber is the founding rabbi and spiritual leader of The Kehilla of Sandy Springs.
Rabbi Ingber was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1962. His parents are Holocaust survivors from Czechoslovakia. He spent twenty years in Israel, teaching advanced studies for Rabbis at Ner LeElef (Institute), Shearim, Midreshet Tehillah, Bircat HaTorah and several other institutions. While in Israel, Rabbi Ingber met his wife Elisheva. They have seven children, four of whom currently reside in Israel and the youngest three at home with their parents.
Rabbi Ingber trained in Israel with leading sages and kabbalists, holds a master’s degree in counseling and psychology, and is an experienced therapist. An accomplished musician, Rabbi Ingber joined the Diaspora Yeshiva Band in Israel and later formed his own group called Remez along with an ex-Lynrd Skynrd drummer, Artimus Pyle. His first CD was the highly acclaimed recording Message in a Dream. This album was followed by SaFire Sky.
Following twenty years in Israel, the Ingber family relocated to Montreal, Canada, and then Birmingham, Alabama, where he led programs intent on revitalization of Jewish community, with a focus on young professionals and reconnection to engagement in Jewish practice.
In 2009, the Ingber family made their home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with the overarching mission of generating a close-knit Jewish community. The Kehilla is the product of this vision. Rabbi Ingber and Elisheva have created a congregational community in which Jewish people from varied backgrounds come and feel comfortable in their religious practice and observance. Rabbi Ingber’s dynamic style opens a congregational forum in which individualized attention and respect are first and foremost in addressing his constituents. Rabbi Ingber’s congregational leadership focuses on relevant and reflective applied learning and meaningful ruach filled services. Rabbi Ingber’s expansive background in divinity, musicianship, and counseling meld together in the most inspirational manner.