Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
PhD, Hebrew Union College
Rabbi Schachter has held the World Wisdom chair at Naropa University and is professor emeritus at Temple Institute. He is a major figure in the Jewish spiritual renewal movement, presenting the central teachings of Hassidism and Kabbalah in a contemporary and heartfelt manner. He was ordained in 1947 and received a PhD. in 1968 from Hebrew Union College. He has published over 150 articles and monographs on the Jewish spiritual life, and has translated many Hassidic and Kabbalistic texts. In 1989 Rabbi Schachter founded the Spiritual Eldering Institute to meet the needs of the current generation of elders.
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