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?
When Doves Sigh – Rabbi David Kasher
October 9th, 2021 — Shabbat Noah 5782
Rabbi Kasher leads a short text study of the lyrics to a Shabbat song inspired by this week’s Torah reading and written by the great Spanish medieval poet, Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi. The poet’s theme? Exhaustion.