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.
- Adult Learning
- Culture Series
- Guest Speakers
- House Parties
- Minyan Tzedek: Do Justice
- Party Hardy
- TRIBE (20s/30s)
- Wandering Jew
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.
Join us for the best, most uplifting spiritual punch in the gut – and make a day out of it.
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!
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.
Join us for soul inspiring, energetic and contemplative prayer and Torah Study. We are excited to have historian & author Deborah E. Lipstadt with us.
Jenji Kohan, Howard Gordon, Richard Cabral, and Rabbi Sharon Brous explore the power of crime storytelling from the Bible to today.
Join IKAR for soul inspiring, energetic and contemplative prayer and Torah Study. Childcare provided for children under 5. Learn more.
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?
We’ll be working with our interfaith partners from LA Voice to canvass for several propositions. Learn more.
Ride with IKAR to help make Jewish summer camps accessible and affordable to more kids! Learn more and sign up!
Come learn about several propositions on the ballot this November with Rabbi Brous and Rabbi Cohen from Bend the Arc. Learn more and RSVP.
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.
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!
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-friendl
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?
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.
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.
Study with Rabbi Avi Havivi the history & meaning of the Kaddish as well as its psychological & spiritual dimensions in this 2-session class.
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.
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.
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 Devan@ikar-la.org.
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.
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.
Rock out with your favorite clergy, do a (Shabbat-friendly) craft, and break challah together. See more.
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.
The first Roxbury Park Shabbat of the season! BYO picnic from 5:30pm on, services outdoors at 6:45pm
It’s the first Roxbury Park Shabbat of the season, and TRIBE First Friday FEAST is gonna keep the festivities going after services.
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.
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.
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.
Shabbat services with dinner after – in celebration of Pride month.
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!
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.
Our first of the season! BYO picnic, then stay for soulful and musical services.
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.
TRIBE First Friday FEAST – Schmooze & dine at our post-services hang.
We’re gettin’ into those dog days of summer, so this month, grab some friends, chill a bit, and get your ShaBBQ on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wanna feel inspired? Read her report-back!
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.
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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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.