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.

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  • What we ask of you
  • Membership Contribution Levels
  • Community Partners

At IKAR, we ask that all members:

  • Engage in Jewish learning to stretch your heart and mind
  • 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 three membership contribution levels to choose from—please see below for recommended tzedakah amounts. We are grateful for your support at whatever level you are able to contribute:

1) AIDER This is our standard membership. You love IKAR and IKAR loves you. Let’s make it official.

2) ABETTOR You are fired up about supporting an organization that’s walking the walk, and want to go an extra mile to support our community.

3) CO–CONSPIRATOR You’re a rockstar. Your commitment to our community inspires us, and make the good work possible every day. You want a faith rooted, justice driven Judaism to thrive, and you’re helping make that happen.

4) IKAR FROM AFAR (formerly ASSOCIATE) You want to be a part of the IKAR goodness, even though you live outside Los Angeles. We welcome you to join us virtually from wherever you live, whether that’s in New York, Tel Aviv or Buenos Aires.

We never want financial constraints to stand in the way of your full participation in our 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 5781 membership cycle runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

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As a member of IKAR, local businesses have offered discount codes to you. Help us support local businesses at this time of crisis by shopping with the businesses listed below. To receive your discount code or membership card please email [email protected].


10% off all online orders at The Kosher Cookie Company (email [email protected] for your discount code)

5% off in-store at Bibi’s Bakery – must  present membership card in store

10% off orders of $200 or less – must present membership card in store

10% of all orders – must present membership card in store

Energy consultation and project management package that includes 6 months no power payments when you sign up.

5% of all orders – must present membership card in store

Please note that these businesses have offered discount codes to IKAR members only, and the codes should therefore not be shared with others.