ר' אביטל הוכשטיין
When? January 31, 2019; 7:30-9:00 pm
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave
באמצעות הסיפור נחשוב על יחסי ארץ ישראל ובבל אז והיום, על מגדר ועל יחסים בכלל.
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ר' אביטל הוכשטיין
Use this calendar to see where and when Hadar faculty are teaching near you! We look forward to learning together soon. If you have any questions, please contact our Programs Team.
Shabbat in Community: A Day that Unites, A Day that Divides
When? January 13-17, 2019
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave
Join Hadar's beit midrash for an immersive week of Torah study, prayer, shared meals and conversation. You'll take part in an honest, dynamic, and multi-level exploration of Jewish texts with passionate teachers and committed peers. Through in-depth study of Tanakh, Halakhah, Aggadah, Philosophy, and Tefillah, we will deepen our sense of the beauty of Shabbat and engage some of its biggest challenges. This seminar is designed for students, ages 18-30, with a passion for Jewish texts and an openness to learning, sharing, and growing.
By R. Jason Rubenstein (Yale University)
All Revelation Begins With Heartbreak: Radical Faith in Torah and Ourselves, From Maimonides to Plaskow
Really loving both human beings and Torah means that sometimes we're afraid, angry, or even heartbroken by what the Torah seems to mean. The most ready-at-hand "solutions"—rejecting the Torah, questioning ourselves, and apologetics—are unappealing, but is there an alternative? Together we'll consider a direction courageously traveled by Moses Maimonides and Judith Plaskow that sees revelatory potential in these moments of heartbreak. Our learning will conclude with reflections on where we stand, as individuals and as a learning community, in relation to this narrative.
Sing with Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble live at their biggest concert of the year! The music of the Hadar Ensemble blends traditional Jewish sounds and melodies with eclectic influences such as jazz, bluegrass, Balkan, flamenco, and klezmer. The results can be joyful, raucous, meditative, and heart-opening.
Explore the depths of Jewish communal music as we sing together on this unforgettable evening. With special guest, Cantor George Mordecai, performing songs from his new album, Safra.
Relive the musical magic on Hadar's Facebook page. We hope you can join us next year!
Rabbi Shai Held and Rabbi David Ellenson
Join Rabbi Shai Held and Rabbi David Ellenson, two of the American Jewish Communities' most prominent leaders and thinkers, for a panel conversation, moderated by Jane Eisner of The Forward. They will explore the big questions of modern Jewish life and their impact on Judaism, including: God, secularization, the Holocaust, Zionism, American Politics, academic Jewish Studies, and much more.
This program is open to the public. Come with a havruta to learn in the Hadar Beit Midrash or join a haburah to learn in a small group! Hadar is grateful to be collaborating with Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Yeshivat Maharat, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Extraordinary Passages: Texts and Travels
Hadar, B'nai Jeshurun, and LimmudNY will be hosting a Global Day of Jewish Learning.
Join with more than 400 communities in 48 countries and 6 continents for a day of Torah study. In addition to the teaching sessions, there will dedicated space for havruta learning as well as robust childrens' programming, run by Ramah.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available for purchase between 11:50 am and 2:30 pm.
Prepare for the High Holidays with Dena Weiss
The Yom Kippur liturgy is centered around confession and acknowledgement of sin. But, what if we have been doing it all wrong? What if the proper way to r epent and engage with our sins is to conceal, rather than reveal them? In this lecture, we'll approach teshuvah through this counter-intuitive lens and see what we can uncover about our best selves when we cover up our worst transgressions.
with Joey Weisenberg and Rabbi Julia Andelman
Train, prepare, and practice to serve as shaliah tzibur during High Holidays at Hadar’s High Holidays Leaders Training.
Shelihei tzibur rarely have the opportunity to hear others lead the Mahzor and prepare for the High Holidays with a community of peers. This program offers the chance to participate in an in-depth run through of leading tefilot in real time. Our goals include seeing the Mahzor as a whole and gaining a deeper understanding of the words, the overall melodies, and nusah to help us create a comprehensive learning experience.
?הלכה - מורשת דתית או תרבותית
עיון ב"הלכה ואגדה" של חיים נחמן ביאליק
A Day of Learning with Hadar
Jewish ethics focuses not just on what we do, but on who we are. Character traits are essential to living a moral and holy life. Join us as we explore such questions as: What kind of human beings are we asked to be? What is the relationship between right actions and right intentions? Why is law necessary, but not sufficient to Judaism’s vision of a religious life? Should we assess our leaders primarily by their accomplishments or their character?