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?
Out of Our Comfort Zones: Etgar Keret in conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous (The Charles Bronfman Prize Speaker Series)
November 14th, 2021 —
IKAR Founder and Senior Rabbi Sharon Brous in conversation with acclaimed storyteller and writer, 2016 Charles Bronfman Prize laureate Etgar Keret. Hear from two of our time’s greatest minds on creating and community during this challenging period.
The Charles Bronfman Prize Speaker Series, presented by IKAR, is an ongoing virtual conversation series between IKAR’s founder, Rabbi Sharon Brous, and former recipients of The Charles Bronfman Prize: An annual award recognizing a young humanitarian whose work, fueled by their Jewish values, has significantly improved the world. IKAR is a leading edge Jewish community based in Los Angeles that seeks to inspire people across the religious spectrum and is reverberating across the US.