Co-Create Your Community

Circles are small affinity groups of self-selected IKARites who co-create a close-knit, micro-community. Your Circle will include fellow IKARites to share a fun evening, a deep conversation, a creative project, or an experience. We hope to see IKARites connecting with each other around LA and beyond. Have questions? Contact [email protected]. Circles are open to IKAR members only.

Interested in Starting a Circle?

We hope to see IKARites connecting with each other around LA and beyond.

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Adventure Circle

Enjoy hikes, walks, and other adventures around LA with other IKAR members!

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Beach Cities
Beach Cities

Calling all residents of the Beach Cities, South Bay, and Orange County! Join the vibrant community of IKAR Beach Cities Circle, where meaningful connections and shared experiences await. Come join us and be a part of something extraordinary right in your own backyard!

Book Club

The IKAR Book Club comprises LA area residents and IKAR From Afar members. We read high-quality literature, preferably with a Jewish theme. We meet one Monday night per month from 7-8pm PT via Zoom. New members are always welcome!

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Yes, we Baby Boomers are still savvy, adventurous, politically engaged and socially active. Some might even say we’re the life of the party! We like to meet, greet, schmooze, read, study, eat, eat, and eat, go to concerts, plays, and enjoy one another – even outside the walls of IKAR.


Creating Circle

Join our virtual, interactive circle using the Jewish Studio Process. Explore the power of making process art in community as a tool for personal and collective renewal. All are welcome – no art experience needed. This is not your grandpa’s beit midrash!

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Jewish Poetry Circle

Poetry can often heal, elevate the soul and awaken the heart. Read Jewish poets up to the present and explore the historical context of their writing, spiritual relationships, personal agonies, and joys.

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Knitting Circle

Knit, crochet, schmooze, enjoy. We welcome people of all skill levels and experiences!

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Kumsitz (Singing) Circle

Join fellow IKARites and sing soul-inspiring melodies in harmony with Rabbi Jonathan Bubis! Bring an instrument, share a meal, and sing your heart out. Light refreshments will be served.

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Men’s Circle

We are an intergenerational circle of men who support one another in becoming the men we want to be in the world. We focus on deepening our connection to Judaism, building community at IKAR, and forging bonds of brotherhood. Please register here by 1:00 pm on the day of any meeting you wish to attend.

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Events throughout the city for members who are around 35-50.

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Spiritual Kneading Circle

Monthly hallah baking and spiritual discussions related to the Torah portion.

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Valley Circle 2.0

Connect with other IKARites who live in the Valley.

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