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September 10 at 6:45pm
Interfaith Shabbat in Support of Refugees

What can Jews and Muslims do together to address the challenges facing refugees today? Join IKAR and NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change for an evening of learning and conversation. Details and RSVP.

October 11 at 5:45pm
Kol Nidre Services

There’s a reason it’s Rabbi Brous’ favorite day of the year. Kol Nidre is intense and beautiful and the very best way to dive into your annual 25 hour soul workout.

October 12, 9am to 7:30pm
Yom Kippur Services

Join us for the best, most uplifting spiritual punch in the gut – and make a day out of it.

October 12, 8pm to 11:30pm
Disco Break Fast

The food is delicious. The air is clear and our souls are cleansed. Let’s take it to the dance floor. I want to dance!

October 13 at 7pm
IKAR-AJWS Book Club: ”It’s Our Turn to Eat”

Whether you’ve read the book or not, come learn with fellow IKARites and broaden your understanding of Kenya’s political history. Don’t miss it! RSVP here.

October 15 at 9:15am
Shabbat AM Services with Deborah Lipstadt

Join us for soul inspiring, energetic and contemplative prayer and Torah Study. We are excited to have historian & author Deborah E. Lipstadt with us.

October 16 at 7pm
Culture Series: This Crime Is Televised

Jenji Kohan, Howard Gordon, Richard Cabral, and Rabbi Sharon Brous explore the power of crime storytelling from the Bible to today.

October 29 at 9:15am
Shabbat AM Services & Daniel Grinberg’s Bar Mitzvah

Join IKAR for soul inspiring, energetic and contemplative prayer and Torah Study. Childcare provided for children under 5. Learn more.

October 29 at 10:30am

IKAR teens get together to explore topics and issues close to their hearts, such as friendships, relationships, peer pressure, body image, current events, political climate… Want to join?

October 30 at 9:00am
Election Canvassing

We’ll be working with our interfaith partners from LA Voice to canvass for several propositions. Learn more.

October 30 at 9:00am
Tour De Summer Camps

Ride with IKAR to help make Jewish summer camps accessible and affordable to more kids! Learn more and sign up!

November 1 at 7pm
Propositions through a Jewish Lens

Come learn about several propositions on the ballot this November with Rabbi Brous and Rabbi Cohen from Bend the Arc. Learn more and RSVP.

November 2 at 7:45am
Minyan and Midrash

Give your workweek a spiritual boost with Shaharit (morning services) followed by a little study of the weekly Parshah (Torah portion) with Rabbi Tsadok. Please RSVP.

November 4 at 5pm
Night of the Wandering Jew

Join us as we map the Jewish journey through Los Angeles. From Boyle Heights to Pico-Robertson, celebrate the cuisine, arts, and music of the ever-changing L.A. Jewish landscape. Get your tickets!

October 5 at 11:15
Tot Shabbat Service

Join us for our monthly Saturday morning early childhood tot Shabbat. There will be some singing, some stories, some playing and some snacking, all with a Shabbat-friendly IKAR twist. Learn more!

January 6 at 5pm
Bite Size Shabbes PM

Calling All Tots –  It’s 2017 and our First Friday Bite Size Shabbes is back — bigger, better and badder than before. Slow down, reconnect, rock out with our favorite clergy, and eat tasty food. What better way is there to end the week?

January 18 at 7pm
Reflections: Volunteering w Refugees

IKARite Bev Weise speaks about her time volunteering in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios. Given the anticipated challenges for refugees in this upcoming administration, Bev will share key actions that our community can take to make a difference in refugees’ lives. RSVP required.

February 14 at 7:30pm
How Deep Is Your Love? Dr. Aaron Amit

Tuesday, Feb 14, 7:30pm, Fields-Meyer home (mid-city)
Author and professor Dr. Amit, head of the Talmud Department at Bar Ilan University, will help us explore why love is such an essential value in learning Torah. We’ll analyze text and explore the blessing known as Ahavah Rabbah.

February 15 at 7:30pm
The Mourner’s Kaddish

Study with Rabbi Avi Havivi the history & meaning of the Kaddish as well as its psychological & spiritual dimensions in this 2-session class.

April 29 at 9:15am
Shabbat AM services with special guest Dr. Paul Spiegel

Dr. Spiegel, formerly with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and now Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, will speak during services about the grave situation confronting the Syrian refugees, the potential impacts of the Trump travel ban, and how we can help.

April 30 at 9am
JWW’s Walk to End Genocide

Join or sponsor Team IKAR to raise awareness about and provide vital resources for the survivors of genocide and mass atrocities. IKAR always boasts a great showing for this event – be part of our powerful team. Kids welcome.

May 5 - May 7
Shabbaton at Camp Ramah in Ojai

5/5 – 5/7, Camp Ramah in Ojai
We’re just about full – only cabin space now available to adults and kids age 1st grade and up. To reserve, email

May 10 at 7:30
Etgar Keret: The Seven Good Years

Internationally renowned author Keret will talk with R’ Brous about his memoir. Actress and IKARite Lisa Edelstein (House, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) will read aloud from his short stories. Co-sponsored by the Whizin Center and IKAR.

May 21 at 6pm
IKAR’s Bat Mitzvah Party

It’s IKAR’s 13th anniversary, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t do our Bat Mitzvah in totally awesome 80s style. Come dressed in your B’nei Mitzvah best for our swankiest party of the year, where we’ll eat, drink and dance the night away to celebrate this most special milestone.

May 27 at 10:45am
Bite Size Shabbat AM

Rock out with your favorite clergy, do a (Shabbat-friendly) craft, and break challah together. See more.

May 30 at 8pm
10 Jewish Ideas That Might Just Change The World

We’re taking it to the streets for a journey toward Revelation along Moore Drive! Rabbis Brous, Tsadok, DeGroot, Artson and more fabulous teachers lead us in some late-night learning (traditional and non) along with delicious treats.

June 2 at 5:30pm (service at 6:45)
Roxbury Park Shabbat

The first Roxbury Park Shabbat of the season! BYO picnic from 5:30pm on, services outdoors at 6:45pm

June 2, after services
TRIBE First Friday FEAST

It’s the first Roxbury Park Shabbat of the season, and TRIBE First Friday FEAST is gonna keep the festivities going after services.

June 7 at 6:30pm
Community Iftar with NewGround

Break the fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan and be part of an evening of dialogue at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Divisive rhetoric is flying right now – join for what is always a beautiful evening, one of the largest gatherings of Muslims and Jews in the country.

June 11 at 4pm
Vigil for S.S. St. Louis

We’ll gather to mourn the lives lost when the S.S. St. Louis was turned away from America’s borders in 1939, and will take a public stand for refugees and send a message to elected officials that history must not be allowed to repeat itself for today’s victims of violence and persecution.


June 11 at 8am
#Resist March

In place of the annual Pride March, the Los Angeles community will be coming together in a celebration of resistance. The march route will begin in Hollywood, and traverse 3.1 miles to end at a festival at West Hollywood Park.

June 16 at 6:15pm
Pride Shabbat

Shabbat services with dinner after – in celebration of Pride month.

June 18 at 9am
Humanitarian Day

The last 19 years Humanitarian Day has become a direct service event in Downtown Los Angeles during the month of Ramadan. Put faith into action and volunteer with the Coaltition to Preserve Human Dignity (CPHD) while we provide health screenings, hyigene products, fresh foods, and more!

June 20 at 7pm
World Refugee Day
Honor World Refugee Day with IKAR and other partner orgs!
June 21 at 7:30pm
The Space Between

The fine folks at Jewish Women’s Theatre present the world premier of a new piece in which a new generation takes on the comedy and the heartbreak of reaching for common ground.

June 23 at 6:15
JQ International’s Iftar Shabbat
IKAR & others co-sponsor JQ International’s 4th annual Iftar Shabbat. Join the break fast meal eaten after sunset each day during Ramadan – hear speakers share their stories as queer & ally Muslims.
June 30 at 5:30pm
Beach Shabbat

Our first of the season! BYO picnic, then stay for soulful and musical services.

July 6 at 7pm
Guest Speaker: Journalist Peter Beinart

We’re thrilled to welcome back to IKAR acclaimed political journalist and commentator Peter Beinart to talk about Jewish Responsibility and Jewish Vulnerability in the Age of Trump. Get the details.

July 7, after services
TRIBE First Friday FEAST

TRIBE First Friday FEAST – Schmooze & dine at our post-services hang.

July 21 at 6:15pm
CoolDown Shabbes service + dinner

We’re gettin’ into those dog days of summer, so this month, grab some friends, chill a bit, and get your ShaBBQ on.

July 31 at 8pm
Tisha b’Av – EREV

We’re joining with other local communities honor the past and commit ourselves to a vision of a more just and peaceful future. Check it out.

August 1 at 5:50pm

We’re joining with other local communities to honor the past and commit ourselves to a vision of a more just and peaceful future. Check it out.

Monday, October 23 2017
Rabbi Brous Keynote Speaker at Prophetic Resistance Summit

Rabbi Brous delivers Keynote Address at PICO’s Prophetic Resistance Summit – a national gathering of hundreds of faith leaders and tribal elders to develop strategies to dismantle white supremacy and structural racism in America.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
R’Brous Speaks at Obama Foundation Summit

Rabbi Sharon Brous was invited to speak on a multi-faith panel at the Inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, President Barack Obama’s leadership summit for hundreds of civic leaders from around the world.

Rabbi Brous’ multi-faith breakout session will discuss Reimagining Faith and Civic Life in the 21st Century.


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Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Lunch & Learn: Sikkuy

Lunch & Learn: Can Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel achieve meaningful equality in Israel?


12:30-1:30 pm: Stay after services to chat over lunch with Rawnak Natour and Ron Gerlitz, co-executive directors of Sikkuy, a joint Arab-Jewish civil society organization that advocates for full equality and shared society on all levels between Israel’s Palestinian and Jewish citizens.


Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Lunch & Learn: Dror Israel

Lunch & Learn: How can we maintain disputes and public arguments but still strive for shared values and ideals, including freedom of speech?


12:30-1:30: Stay after services to chat over lunch with Dror Israel, a  pioneering educational movement whose mission is to effect meaningful, long-term educational and social change in Israeli society in order to promote solidarity, social activism, democracy and equality. 


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Saturday, December 9th, 2017
JStreet Joins Us

JStreet Joins Us


Saturday, December 9, after services


Josh Lockman, JStreet’s Southwest Regional Director, will be at lunch to discuss building an IKAR delegation to JStreet’s national conference in Washington DC in April.


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