Membership at IKAR

IKAR is fueled by the love, talent, and creative investment of each of our community members. Our membership is an expression of individual commitments and a way for each person to expand their Jewish horizons through learning and spiritual growth.


  • What we ask of you
  • Contribution Levels
  • How to Join
  • IKAR Community Portal
  • High Holy Days
  • IKAR Circles
  • FAQ

All IKAR members enter into a brit, a covenant, in which you commit to participating in four core areas of Jewish communal life:

Stretch your heart and mind in Jewish learning

Share in community building

Participate in Minyan Tzedek, our social justice initiative as we work toward the tikkun — (repair) of our city, our country, Israel, and the world.

Build and sustain IKAR with a meaningful financial contribution. Our model is based not on membership dues, but on tzedakah contributions.

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to do good and important work in the world.

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There are four membership contribution levels to choose from—please see below for recommended tzedakah amounts. All membership contributions can be split into monthly installments. We are deeply grateful for your contribution at whatever level you are able to offer:

You love IKAR and IKAR loves you.

You are fired up and want to go the extra mile to support the work of our community.

You’re a rockstar. You want a faith-rooted, justice-driven Judaism to thrive, and you’re helping make that happen.

You want to support and be a part of the IKAR goodness, even though you can’t join us in person. Or maybe you’re local, but you already have another shul so you’re interested in an associate membership. We welcome you!

We never want financial constraints to get in the way of your full participation in the community. If our recommended membership rates are out of reach for you, please select the Ezra option below and indicate a tzedakah amount that is meaningful for you.

Our 5782 membership cycle runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

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Membership at IKAR is a holy partnership. We are dedicated to helping our community members live lives of purpose and meaning, and we are working together to build a more just and loving world. Together we are building a vibrant, creative, meaningful Jewish community.

Membership contributions can be made using the new IKARt feature. The IKARt allows you to select your membership contribution level and will then prompt you to complete a more in-depth membership registration form and Membership Brit (commitments).

We encourage members to create a profile in the IKAR Community Portal to renew their membership and utilize the new IKARt feature. You can add or gift multiple membership(s) and/or Limudim tuition to your IKARt and pay for them in one transaction here. The portal also allows you to update your household information, view your giving history, and access the Community Directory.
After you submit your membership contribution, you will be prompted to update important household information and submit your Membership Brit (commitment).

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to do good and important work in the world.

The IKAR Community Portal allows you to:

Join or renew your membership
Register for Limudim classes
Access and update your household information
View payment history and pay outstanding pledges
Access our community directory

Members will be given priority to register for in-person elements and will be updated once High Holy Day plans are in place.
Rosh Hashanah 5782: September 6-8
Yom Kippur 5782: September 15-16

With IKAR Circles, you’ll create a close-knit, micro-community of members who live nearby or have similar interests. Friends to turn to for a fun evening, a deep conversation, and folks who will save a seat for you at shul (when we are back in shul again). But IKAR Circles are more than a havurah, centered not just on Shabbat or life cycle events; Circles are, in some cases, built on shared interests or common geography. Circles are meant to connect you not only with your own Circle members but to create connections to the broader IKAR community too.

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Interested in starting a circle or have ideas for new ones? Let us know!