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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Bay Area Circle

IKAR FROM AFAR members from the San Francisco Bay Area live too far from LA to join in the IKAR community in person. For those who wish to be a more active part of IKAR, we would love to gather in the Bay Area to meet other IKARites and talk of creating a more active community reflecting the values and practices of IKAR.

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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We are diverse: still working and retired; single, divorced, widowed, and in a relationship; have children, grandchildren, pets, plants, or none of the above; Angelinos and transplants. What we have in common is Ikar, a multitude of experiences, and a desire to spend some of our time enjoying events and experiences with those in our age group. Approximately 60 and above.

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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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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Spiritual Kneading Circle

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

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Come build connection and community with other LGBTQ+ and ally IKARites.

Valley Circle 2.0

Connect with other IKARites who live in the Valley.

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Virtually Neighbors Circle

Meet virtually to celebrate or just spend time with one another!