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?
The Danger of Waving a Flag – Rabbi David Kasher
May 22nd, 2020 — Shabbat Bamidbar
The Children of Israel have set up camp, mapped out in a precise arrangement, each tribe standing proudly “under the flag of their ancestral house.” It is a glorious sight, a day of great celebration. But Moses looks out at all the multicolored flags, waving in the wind… and begins to worry.