The Amen Effect By Sharon Brous

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Rabbi Sharon Brous’s book, The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World, published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, makes the case that in an era of loneliness, social alienation and ideological extremism, our deepest spiritual work is finding our way to one other—in celebration, sorrow, and solidarity. Relationships of care and curiosity, she argues, are essential to both personal healing and social change. This is how we reawaken our humanity.

I Will Not Turn Away

– Rabbi Sharon Brous

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February 24, 2024 – Parshat Tetzaveh

 

We must reject the way of eternal war. The hostages must be returned to their loved ones. Humanitarian aid must reach the people of Gaza immediately. Israeli and Palestinian leadership must commit to a long term negotiated peace. There is another way, and saying so is not betrayal… it is love.

Standing Together Lunch & Learn
Standing Together Lunch & Learn

Saturday, March 9

Saturday, March 9

Join us after services in person (click here to RSVP) and virtually to hear from Standing Together grassroots movement mobilizing Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in pursuit of peace, equality, and social and climate justice.

 

In anticipation of Standing Together’s visit to IKAR we are highlighting some of the brave voices fighting for peace on the ground in Israel/Palestine that have spoken out recently and have visited us in the past.

 

Ali Abu Awwad and Amir Dar – 2.15.24 – TED: An Israeli and a Palestinian Talk Peace, Dignity, & SafetyA Land for All – 2.3.24 – @IKAR: May Pundak and Dr. Rula Hardal with Rabbi Brous Ali Abu Awwad 5.14.2023 – @IKAR: The Power of Nonviolence – Ali Abu Awwad with Rabbi BrousStanding Together – 12.10.22 – @IKAR: Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green with Rabbi BrousBreaking the Silence – 11.17.22 – @IKAR: Documentary Screening of “Mission Hebron” followed by discussion.

Join us after services in person (click here to RSVP) and virtually to hear from Standing Together grassroots movement mobilizing Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in pursuit of peace, equality, and social and climate justice.

 

In anticipation of Standing Together’s visit to IKAR we are highlighting some of the brave voices fighting for peace on the ground in Israel/Palestine that have spoken out recently and have visited us in the past.

 

Ali Abu Awwad and Amir Dar – 2.15.24 – TED: An Israeli and a Palestinian Talk Peace, Dignity, & SafetyA Land for All – 2.3.24 – @IKAR: May Pundak and Dr. Rula Hardal with Rabbi Brous Ali Abu Awwad 5.14.2023 – @IKAR: The Power of Nonviolence – Ali Abu Awwad with Rabbi BrousStanding Together – 12.10.22 – @IKAR: Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green with Rabbi BrousBreaking the Silence – 11.17.22 – @IKAR: Documentary Screening of “Mission Hebron” followed by discussion.

Responding to the crisis in Israel and Gaza

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-Remembering and Rebuilding Kfar Azza

-Writings

-Videos

-Audio

-On Israel

-Importont articles featuring our partner organizations

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“The meaning comes not from what we have, but what we share” – Rabbi Sharon Brous

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The Mission

IKAR’s mission is to reanimate Jewish life and develop a spiritual and moral foundation for a just and equitable society. Fusing piety and hutzpah, obligation, and inspiration, IKAR is a dynamic, multi-generational community that fosters a yearning for personal, purposeful, creative engagement in Jewish life, particularly among young and disaffected Jews. Rooted in Los Angeles and reaching globally, we strive to actively and intentionally celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the Jewish people.

March 1, 2024
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Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Morning Services with our Board & Shalva Greenbaum’s Bat Mitzvah
Saturday, 3/2, 9:30am PT, Hybrid

Daven with us in person at Shalhevet or on YouTubeour website, and Zoom. Childcare is available during Services for kids ages 2-5. Stay afterward for our kosher, vegetarian community lunch, with family-style seating and get to know our board members!

Circle Kumsitz
Saturday, 3/2, 7pm, Mid City, RSVP
Come together and sing soul-inspiring melodies in harmony with fellow IKARites.