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?
Our Nation is in Crisis. There Are Many Good Reasons to Do Nothing About It. – Rabbi Sharon Brous
July 13th, 2019 — Shabbat Hukat
As ICE raids begin to sweep the immigrant community, we must remember that we, too, are border people. Turned away, again and again, in our moments of greatest vulnerability. There are many good reasons not to act, but we know that ultimately, we are defined not by the battles we hide from, but those we choose to fight.