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?
MARKING TIME – Rabbi David Kasher
July 17th, 2020 — Shabbat Matot-Masei
This sense of the unending blur of timelessness is part of what is so hard about this experience we’re in. What are we doing? How long have we been doing it? When will it end? And this feeling of being adrift can cause depression, can cause us to lose hope.
One of the things we need to figure out how to do is mark time.