Are you a synagogue or what? Yes and no and kinda. Words like “synagogue” can feel constraining, and we want to think expansively about what Jewish life can be… so we think of ourselves as a spiritual community, and let the experience define itself.
“Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.”–Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “On Prayer”
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.
We are all searching for something. What’s your thing?
Daughters of the Revelation – Rabbi David Kasher
July 27th, 2019 — Shabbat Pinhas
Five sisters approach Moses seeking to challenge a law given by God. But isn’t that impossible? The laws of the Torah are perfect, absolute, and unchanging! Nevertheless, Moses brings their case before God… and God immediately affirms the merit of their claim and changes the law! What is going on here? Were these women really able to “amend” the will of God?! Our search for answers will bring us to a deeper understanding of the nature of this Torah, and of revelation itself.