The Rabbis teach that Torah was given down in fire, and in fire it is to be transmitted. We believe it is our sacred duty to recapture the intensity of that fire and strive to understand what message it has for us today.

Regardless of your age or how much you already know about Judaism, there’s a path to learn and grow at IKAR. Come along with us on a journey to the heart of the Jewish tradition.

Parsha With The Parsha Nut, Rabbi David Kasher

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This class explores the weekly Torah portion to Rabbi Kasher’s very favorite genre of Jewish literature: Torah commentary. Come get to know Rashi, Ibn Ezra, and other legendary commentators in the grand tradition known as parshanut.

Jewish Objects Hiding In Plain Sight with Rabbi Deborah Silver
RSVP Here: They are right there – but how much do we really know about the Jewish objects that are so familiar to us? Our candlesticks, our kippot, our mezuzot and more hide in plain sight but we may never have turned our attention towards them. In this course we will take a deeper dive into what they are and what they mean, bringing our own stories about them and memories of them into dialogue with the texts of our tradition. Be ready for a surprise or two!
Conscious Aging Book Group with Rabbi Deborah Silver

RSVP Here: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi writes that there ian unmapped country called “old age.”  What will it be like for us?  Will we approach it with dread and distaste, fearful that as our bodies age we will also lose our identity and purpose?  Or is it possible to approach the journey to that country with curiosity, knowing that it is a place that offers immense growth and transformation?

In this class we will read From Age-ing to Sage-ing, Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi’s powerful vision of eldering. We will learn together in an intimate group, a wisdom community.  As well as considering how these principles apply to our own lives, we will explore what potential they might hold for the IKAR community as a whole.