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?
Torah, A Love Story – Rabbi David Kasher
January 26th, 2019 — Shabbat Yitro
It is the most significant event in the Torah, and the foundation for all of Jewish theology: The Revelation at Mount Sinai. But what did the people actually experience, there at the foot of the mountain? What did they see? What did they hear? A careful reading of the text reveals a very different story than the one we usually imagine – and a very different understanding of what revelation is.