In a time of turmoil, uncertainty and fierce polarization, we believe that religious communities must reemerge as voices of moral courage, sources of spiritual strength and first responders to injustice, inequality and indifference. IKAR is working to reanimate Jewish life, to reengage text and tradition not only so that we find personal meaning and connection, but also to help us decipher what it means to be a human being in the world today.
The Big Idea
IKAR is a way in: We see you.
We are diverse and dynamic, proudly opening our doors to newbies and ringers, seekers and cynics, activists and ambivalents. All are welcome here.
IKAR is a holy community: We were put here to do more than just look good.
We’re a sacred collection of people working to awaken the spirit and bring love and justice to the world.
IKAR is a catalyst: It’s not all about you. Or us.
We’re building a spiritual roadmap for creative, courageous, faith-inspired, justice-driven Judaism, in Los Angeles and around the country.
IKAR is a challenge: Don’t get too comfortable.
We are simultaneously animated by gratitude and unrest, by humility and audacity. We’re called to be both wholehearted and brokenhearted, reminded to engage deeply in the world as it is while fighting every day for the world as it ought to be.