We believe that part of our work in the world is to bridge the gap between the world as it is and the world as it ought to be. Minyan Tzedek is IKAR’s way of weaving the pursuit of justice, equality and dignity for all people into the fabric of everything we do as a community.
Our expectation is that every member of IKAR participates in the work of tikkun – healing. We invite you to join others who share your passions and interests, and help us bring real, sustainable change to our city and world.
Minyan Tzedek Paths
Feeding Our Neighbors: Serving meals, teaching and building relationships in Los Angeles
Our tradition teaches that the restoration of dignity must stand as the foundation of all efforts to address poverty, hunger and homelessness. Join IKAR’s Feeding Our Neighbors Path in working to restore dignity and hope, as we strive to end hunger, illiteracy, isolation and homelessness in our city.
- Bi-monthly meal service at PATH Westside
- Tutoring opportunities through School on Wheels
- Thanksgiving and Christmas Tikkun
Cook or serve meals
To cook and serve meals for homeless veterans at People Assisting The Homeless Westside, please email Sara and Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find the P.A.T.H. date assigned to your child’s Limudim class, or to request a date in honor of a special event, please email email@example.com.
Tutor and plan family events
To tutor homeless youth, please email Jordyn and Nili at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Regular planning meetings
The Feeding Our Neighbors Path meets regularly. To join in, email Sara at email@example.com.
To learn about our annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Tikkuns or with other questions, please email Shayna Howitt, IKAR’s Community Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Action: Healing our planet through education and advocacy, sustainable living, and urban gardening
We are called by our tradition to stand up and speak out to protect and sustain the natural world, and we can get to work right here in Los Angeles. We are advocates, activists, and gardeners, teaching at schools and shelters, growing a community garden that provides food to the homeless, and giving practical advice about green living. Join us to help create a more sustainable way of life. Email Alisa at email@example.com to learn more.
- Tu b’Shevat Seder — Nature Celebration
- Aztec / Sukkot Festival with Proyecto Jardin
- Quarterly campaign planning meetings
- CicLAvia rides
- Gardening at Proyecto Jardin
IKAR Eats Ethically Campaign
IKARites are working to ensure that our food at IKAR and on our tables is sourced ethically. Join Green Action in this work by emailing Lisa and Alisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids’ Nature Club
To join the IKAR Kids Nature Club for children grades 1-5 with any age siblings, email Ingrid at email@example.com.
General Q’s or want to get a coffee? Email Jason, IKAR’s Community Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizing for Change
The Organizing Path seeks racial and economic justice through local and national systemic change.
- House parties, rallies and gatherings with our interfaith coalition partners, LA Voice and Homeboy Industries
- Monthly campaign meetings (the fourth Thursday of every month)
Voter education campaign
We are currently working on our voter education campaign, which includes canvassing, phone banking, and hosting informative events. To get involved, email Marty and Rebecca at email@example.com.
Join our meetings
The Organizing Path meets every fourth Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. We welcome all. To join in, email Marty and Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Global Partnership path advocates for international justice and bringing light and sustainability to our partner community in Katira, Uganda.
- Innovation: Africa programs with our partner community in Katira, Uganda
- Interfaith meetings/actions to aid refugees
- Jewish World Watch Walk to End Genocide
- American Jewish World Service educational programs
In the developing world, education is the single most effective way to improve children’s health and likelihood of survival, protect their dignity, and work toward a more just and dynamic society.
Since 2011, our community has been in partnership with the village of Katira, Uganda. Through Innovation: Africa, we have brought Israel-developed solar technology to the primary school, medical clinic and to the newly constructed, IKAR-funded secondary school.
To get involved with our advocacy and educational efforts around refugees, email email@example.com.
Join our meetings
The Global Partnership Path has regular meetings. To join in, email Alex and Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Qs or want to get coffee? Email Shayna, IKAR’s Community Organizer, at Shayna@ikar-la.org.