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 Shabbat We Need – Rabbi David Kasher
March 2nd, 2019 — Shabbat Vayakhel
The laws of Shabbat are derived, through an elegant bit of rabbinic interpretation, from the labors required for the construction of the Tabernacle. But do these laws really give us the kind of rest we need today? Perhaps there is another paradigm for Shabbat, one that can speak directly to the needs of our time–and perhaps it has been waiting for us all along.