Why American Jews must oppose annexation

Read Rabbi Brous’s piece in The Forward.

Annexation would be catastrophic. It would formalize Israel’s control over millions of Palestinians who lack citizenship, due process, free movement and the right to vote in the country in which they live. It would effectively mean the end of the dream of the two-state state solution and an end to the peace process, and it would make a mockery of Israel’s commitment to Jewish and democratic values of human dignity, equality for all people, and the pursuit of peace.

 

Read the full piece in The Forward here.

IKAR Community Meeting

Join IKAR leadership on Sunday, July 12 at 4 pm to discuss how we are thinking about our community in the near term– particularly during this time of COVID– and also continuing to dream about what is possible in the future.

 

Register here.

Open. Listen. Act.
Creativity Loves Constraints
Creativity Loves Constraints

Rabbi Keilah Lebell

Rabbi Keilah Lebell

We are living through a time of great constriction. Concerns for safety have limited all our lives significantly. However, we can learn from some of the best art, from Judaism’s embrace of limits, and from so much beauty being born around the world right now, that creativity flourishes within limits. Unprecedented hardship has inspired unprecedented innovation. The ideas and art bursting forth are expanding what we know to be possible, and will help to sustain us now and in the years to come. 

 

Listen to this and all of our SHABBAT SERMONS here, and watch all of our classes and services live: ikar-la.org/calendar.

We are living through a time of great constriction. Concerns for safety have limited all our lives significantly. However, we can learn from some of the best art, from Judaism’s embrace of limits, and from so much beauty being born around the world right now, that creativity flourishes within limits. Unprecedented hardship has inspired unprecedented innovation. The ideas and art bursting forth are expanding what we know to be possible, and will help to sustain us now and in the years to come. 

 

Listen to this and all of our SHABBAT SERMONS here, and watch all of our classes and services live: ikar-la.org/calendar.

Membership
A community that prays together, organizes together & laughs together.

Membership 2020

Membership at IKAR is a holy partnership. Registering for or renewing your membership is a statement of your commitment to joining a community of meaning and spirit and working together to build a more just and loving society. Together we are building a vibrant, creative, meaningful Jewish community.

 

Join or renew now.

FAQ
IKAR's Virtual Schedule

These are difficult and unsettling times for all of us. One thing we know: human beings need human contact. So we’ve worked to establish new opportunities for deeper spiritual connection, even in this time of physical social distancing.

See our full virtual learning schedule filled with programs, sessions, and Shabbat services here. 

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IKAR from Afar Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to help us raise critical funds for our community in these uncertain times by sponsoring one or more of our virtual sessions. Your help will allow us to continue to offer so much of what you love about IKAR.

View sponsorship opportunities here.

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