Classes & Events


See below for our Winter /Zman Horef 2019 classes. Click on the the '+' sign next to the course titles to read their descriptions.

Talmud study at Yeshivat Hadar is an intensive commitment to both the class and your chevruta, and we ask all potential Talmud students to speak with Dena Weiss, our Rosh Beit Midrash, before registering. For more information about our classes or to apply to take Talmud please contact Dena Weiss (

[] Talmud I and II: Massekhet Sanhedrin

Aviva Richman (Beginner) and Ethan Tucker (Intermediate)
M/T/Th/F 9:15-12:45
Jan. 22 - Apr. 11, 2019

This havruta-based class is in the study of the primary canonical Rabbinic texts: the Babylonian Talmud, and is intended for students with strong Hebrew language skills and varying skills in Aramaic. The class focuses on extensive support in developing reading skills and engaging more abstract conceptual and theological questions through close textual analysis. This semester, we will be focusing on the third chapter of Massekhet Sanhedrin.

Tuition: $2,000*, reduced student tuition $500

[] Introduction to Hassidut

Dena Weiss
Wednesday 9:45 am -11:30 am
Jan. 23 - Apr. 10, 2019

We will be exploring many of the principal personalities in early Hassidic life and the major themes that appear in Hassidic thought. Each week we'll encounter a new teacher and a new philosophy. We’ll explore the roles of study, prayer, Faith and Doubt, among others and try to apply those lessons to our daily lives. What are our religious and spiritual values? What are our challenges? How can we think about old problems in new ways?

Tuition:$200/ Reduced Tuition: $100

[] Bekiyut Mishnah or Bekiyut Tanakh

Jeremy Tabick (Mishnah)/Tali Adler (Tanakh)
Monday/Wednesday 2:15-4:15 pm
Jan. 23-Apr. 10, 2019

This class will focus on covering ground in either a tractate of Mishnah or Sefer Shmuel. Significant time spent in independent study with or without a chevruta will culminate in a weekly review of key texts and topics.

Tuition: $200 / Reduced Tuition $100

[] The Laws Which Are the Foundations of Torah: Encountering the Rambam's Theology

Laynie Soloman
Thursday 3:15-4:45 pm
Jan. 24 - Apr. 4 , 2019

What must Jews believe? What role can and should the Torah play in constructing a Jewish theology? Can thought, emotion, and theology be legislated by halakha? These questions are at the heart of the Rambam's "Laws of the Foundations of the Torah" (Hilkhot Yesodei HaTorah) which begins his magnum opus of Jewish law--the Mishneh Torah. Using this text as a guide, we will explore these questions and take a deep dive into the Rambam's picture of the foundational beliefs that animate Jewish life and thought.

Tuition: $200 / Reduced Tuition: $100

*Some scholarships available for students and those in need of financial assistance.