L.A. Jews create a ‘shofar wave’ across the city
Brous has become a nationally prominent rabbi for her spiritual leadership and political activism.
In the summer of 2011, Lizzi Heydemann returned to her native Chicago to establish a Jewish community loosely modeled on Ikar, the Los Angeles congregation where she had spent two years as a rabbinic intern.
John Kerry told Rabbi Sharon Brous that at some point all sides in the Middle East conflict have to “bet on peace.” She agrees — and so do a majority of American Jews.
IKAR, the famously anti-institutional spiritual community in L.A., is making plans for its own building, while trying to hold onto its roots.