*UPDATE - This program has been canceled. Stay tuned for other Boston Hadar Programming.
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 - 2:00 PM Opening Panel and Teachings
2:15 - 3:30 PM Breakout Sessions:
- The Necessity of Exile or, Why Backpacking Is A Good Thing
Rabbi Avi Strausberg
Often, we think of exile as something to avoid but from the outset, the experience of exile has been and continues to be key to Jewish identity formation. In this session, we'll explore a range of Jewish texts on exile in order to reflect on the role of travel and journeys in our own identity formation. How far do we have to go in order to find ourselves?
- Can People Change? The Haggadah and Self-Transformation
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
The Haggadah is an opportunity to tell our story, as a people and as individuals. But can people really change? What parts of us remain forever, even as we grow? How does one of the core debates of the Haggadah wrestle with this question? We will explore these questions and more through a close examination of the argument of the Sages read on Seder night.
- Bread Over Which One Tells Many Things: The Pahad Yitzhak on the Nature of Seder Night Storytelling
Rabbi Tali Adler
How does an imprisoned heart gain freedom? In this session we will learn a text from Rav Yitzchak Hutner, the Pachad Yitzchak, in which he discusses the liberatory power of expression, how that liberation manifests on the seder night, and how expression might be different in a redeemed world.
3:30 - 4:30 PM Closing Learning and Singing
A collaboration of:
Harvard Hillel | Minyan Tehillah | Cambridge Minyan | Base BSTN: A Project of KI
Washington Square Minyan | Camberville Open Beit Midrash | Congregation Eitz Chayim | Asiyah | MIT Grad Hillel