Robert B. Barr is only the third rabbi in U.S. history to run for Congress, with a campaign that attracted national and international attention. A successful fundraiser and gifted communicator, Barr had a significant impact during his run and beyond, raising nearly a quarter of a million dollars in his first few months in the race.
As a rabbi for close to forty years, Barr started a congregation that has also gleaned national and international attention. He is the founding rabbi of both Congregation Beth Adam and OurJewishCommunty.org, an online congregation.
Barr's work as a rabbi has challenged and disrupted established assumptions about the nature of religion. This and his witty style, values-driven approach and provocative outlook have led to his becoming a sought after speaker on many topics, including ethics, separation of church and state, the nature of modern religious thought and the future of American politics.
He has lectured at Harvard University for a program on humanistic thought, taught ethics at The Miami University Farmer School of Business and University of Cincinnati Residents in The Ophthalmology Department and has taught religious thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Barr has a long history of publications, writing for, among others, The Huffington Post, E Jewish Philanthropy and Reform Judaism Magazine, and publishing small books thru the iTunes Bookstore. He has also appeared on numerous podcasts and other programs.
Barr is a strategic thinker who has the ability to analyze information and events. Having charted a unique path as a rabbi, political thinker and community influencer, Barr brings a wealth of experience and intelligence to political consulting.