What this rabbi would say to those struggling to find hope during pandemic – Today.com
Rabbi Sharon Brous says the coronavirus pandemic has been a revelation — one that has exposed “the truths about racial injustice, income inequality, gross disparities in access to health care and basic services.”
Celebrating Passover, Easter and Ramadan amid coronavirus – LA Times
Watch Rabbi Brous in the Los Angeles Times about how religious communities in Los Angeles are still striving for connection and celebration.
In the holiest of days, some faith leaders urge followers to commune online; others choose to gather in person, without fear
Sister Simone Campbell, Rabbi Sharon Brous and Muslim scholar Wajahat Ali joined Congressman James Clyburn, chair of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, this week to encourage practicing Christians, Jews and Muslims to worship at home to keep each other safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Rituals – Six Feet Apart with Alex Wagner Podcast
Listen to Rabbi Brous on Crooked Media‘s podcast Six Feet Apart with Alex Wagner about how the faith community is dealing with the pandemic.
How to celebrate Passover and Easter during trying times – The Today Show
Watch Rabbi Brous on The Today Show interviewed about how to bring your Passover rituals into your homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Passover Night, Let’s Relinquish Our Fear – Rabbi Brous in My Jewish Learning
Of all the Jewish holidays, Passover is the one most likely to be observed—by the faithful and the questioning, the pious and the irreverent, the traditional and the radical. But what is the meaning of this holiday, which has such a grip on the collective Jewish imagination?
SoCal synagogues hosting virtual Passover Seders – ABC7
With stay-at-home orders in place across the region, several local synagogues will host virtual Seders in observance of Passover, which runs from Wednesday, April 8 through Thursday, April 16.
How do you connect with your faith under coronavirus self-quarantine? Take it online – LA Times
Rabbi Sharon Brous was interviewed in the Los Angeles Times about transitioning IKAR programs to an online setting.
Coronavirus Prompts Closures of LA Synagogues – Jewish Journal
IKAR in the Jewish Journal about canceling all in-person events due to the coronavirus.
Religion copes with fear of coronavirus spread – LA Times
IKAR’s Rabbi Sharon Brous and Melissa Balaban about how IKAR is coping with the fear of coronavirus.
L.A. Synagogues Mark Tree of Life Anniversary – Jewish Journal
Congregations across Los Angeles, including Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Shomrei Torah Synagogue and IKAR, marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh by urging Jewish Angelenos to show up to synagogue for Shabbat.
Jewish Groups Close, Evacuate, Offer Support During Getty Fire – Jewish Journal
As the fire rages, Jewish organizations around the city are stepping up to provide support. We’re so grateful for all the IKARites who reached out to offer support to those affected by the fires, and proud that IKAR was included in this Jewish Journal piece on community aid efforts. Read it here.
Of Tao and Torah: New Age Beliefs Are Making Serious Inroads in U.S. Jewish Life – Haaretz
La nueva cara del desamparo: profesionales que viven en sus autos – La Opinion
IKAR Safe Parking program featured in La Opinion.
L.A. Rabbis wrestle with talking about Trump – Los Angeles Times
There’s no such thing as decoupling religion and politics… It’s a talking point used to silence those who come from the prophetic tradition, people who really believe our tradition calls us to stand with the poor, the vulnerable and the stranger.
Synagogues Discuss Security Ahead of High Holy Days – Jewish Journal
Melissa Balaban speaks with the Jewish Journal about security ahead of the High Holy Days.
Rabbi Brous’s remarks to Israel’s President Rivlin – NY Jewish Week and L.A. Jewish Journal
“We need more than ever to hear one another despite our differences, to work together to determine what our shared Jewish inheritance demands of us.” Coverage of Rabbi Brous’s speech to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin.
Rabbi Brous co-writes about the Sandy Hook public service announcement – USA Today
A heart-stopping school shooting ad: No child should have to text last words to mom.
Making Judaism Alive Helping To Attract Jewish Millennials – The Jewish Herald-Voice
Rabbi Brous and the people around her envisioned making Judaism alive. There was no plan or manifesto. And, no funding. They imagined if they created a community committed to social justice and Jewish learning, with programs aimed at formerly neglected groups, people would come.