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“To my mind, Jewish spiritual and ritual depth is wed inextricably to social responsibility and the mandate for social change – so my davening on Friday night is directly linked to our ability (or inability) to pass decent gun laws that Wednesday.” -Rabbi Sharon Brous

The Big Idea: David Hartman was right when he said a shul should be judged not by the number of people sitting in its pews, but by the power of the ideas it communicates. Our mission is to bring some imagination and creativity into a very old idea — the idea that human beings ought to live in full dignity, driven by a profound sense of purpose and grounded in holy community.

Sermons
Yes, But Are You DECENT?

For our Rabbis, the only difference between one who desecrates and one who sanctifies God’s name is a person’s willingness to engage others with decency. An important lesson for today, as our Jewish community and our society descend into a black hole of cruelty and indecency. Hear this sermon + others.

Music
Song to crack open your heart

Our music is so much of what brings people back week after week. Learn more about the role of music in our davening, the IKAR Music Lab, and more. I want it.

Videos
IKAR Kids Talk
Passover

Listen to what some of our youngest IKARites have to say about the Passover. Let them school you.

Writings
Extracting Meaning From the Madness

Read Rabbi Brous Yom HaShoah reflection in the Jewish Journal, and check out our library of articles and writings here.

Guest Speakers
Think more
expansively

World-renowned teachers and scholars will challenge us to think more expansively, mindfully and creatively. Mark your calendars.

Video
Clergy in Cars Getting Coffee

This just does not get old. Our mayor has pipes! Watch this Purim Shpiel delicious nonsense.