Who We Are
Michale Goldberger

1. When were you at Hadar?

Summer 2016

2. Where are you now (physically)?

Kampala, Uganda

3. What are you up to now?

I'm working as the Marketing Manager for a social venture called SPOUTS of Water. We sell ceramic water filters to improve access to clean water!

4. Is there a beautiful piece of Torah from your Hadar days that you keep close to your heart?

I loved learning about the adaption and development of Halacha in a Machshava class with Rav Jason. As I'm currently in an unfamiliar society, I often think about the relevance of these concepts for the community here.

5. If you could describe your experience at Hadar in one word what would it be (feel free to elaborate beyond a single word)?

Thought-provoking-- I'm currently living in a new, different Jewish community, and I can't help but think of many conversation around community and equality that I had while at Hadar.

6. How have Torah and mitzot changed your life (post Hadar)?

I went straight from learning at hadar this summer to living in Uganda. Torah and mitzvot are two things that have helped me connect to my society, particularly the Jewish community here, and have helped me maintain my connection to my roots and community back at home.

7. Is there a time this past year when Hadar specifically came to mind?

I am part of a small Jewish community in Kampala, full of passionate, eager people who have access to almost no opportunities to study Torah. I often think about how much they would love to study at Hadar and how fortunate I am to have had the summer to learn!