The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World

Rabbi Sharon Brous
In Conversation With Father Gregory Boyle
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Episode Summary

Join us for a conversation with one of our country’s most prominent rabbis, Rabbi Sharon Brous of IKAR, discussing her new book, The Amen Effect, which explores what it will take, in a time of loneliness and isolation, social rupture and alienation, to rebuild our society.  

Rabbi Brous was in conversation with celebrated Los Angeles-based activist and founder of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle.

Participant(s) Bio

Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founding and senior rabbi of IKAR, a trail-blazing Jewish community-based in Los Angeles. Brous has been named #1 Most Influential Rabbi in the U.S. by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She blessed Presidents Obama and Biden at their National Inaugural Prayer Services, and her TED Talk, "Reclaiming Religion," has been viewed 1.5 million times. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

Father Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest, is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world, now in its 32nd year. A recipient of the California Peace Prize and Laetare Medal, he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame and named a 2014 Champion of Change by President Obama. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of four books, most recently Forgive Everyone Everything (2022). He was born and raised in Los Angeles.