Classes & Events
Upcoming Events in New York City

Learn about all of Hadar's upcoming public events in brief here, and click on the links below to find out more. All our public events may be recorded; be in touch at programs@hadar.org to learn more.

November 2018

Community Beit Midrash

When? Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Where? Hadar at 190 Amsterdam Ave

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.

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Jews in the Modern World: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Rabbi Shai Held and Rabbi David Ellenson

When? Tuesday, November 27, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where? B'nai Jeshurun 257 W. 88th St. NYC

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.

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December 2018

Singing Communities Intensive

With Joey Weisenberg and members of the Hadar Ensemble

When? December 24-27, 2018
Where? B’nai Jeshurun, 270 West. 89th Street, New York

The Singing Communities Intensive is a chance to experience the depth of Jewish music, to study traditional melodies and sounds and to participate in the creative process of bringing new music into being.

 

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Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble in Concert!

When? Thursday, December 27, 2018; 7:30 pm
Where? B’nai Jeshurun, 270 West. 89th Street, New York

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.

 

This concert sold out last year! Get your tickets today!

 

January 2019

Manger Winter Learning Seminar 2019

Shabbat in Community: A Day that Unites, A Day that Divides

When? Two weeks: January 6-10 & 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.

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Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture 2019

By R. Jason Rubenstein (Yale University)
All Revelation Begins With Heartbreak: Radical Faith in Torah and Ourselves, From Maimonides to Plaskow

When? Monday, January 7, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where? Hadar at 190 Amsterdam Ave

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.

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ארץ ישראל ובבל - כך היה וכך יהיה?

 ר' אביטל הוכשטיין

When? January 31, 2019; 7:30-9:00 pm
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave
גמרא במסכת נדרים מספרת על איש בבלי שמגיע לארץ ישראל ונושא אשה ישראלית. ראליה או פנטזיה? קומדיה או טרגדיה? 
באמצעות הסיפור נחשוב על יחסי ארץ ישראל ובבל אז והיום, על מגדר ועל יחסים בכלל.
 

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February 2019

מהדרין בעברית

? מי היא העז ב״מעשה העז״ ? עיונים בסיפורו של ש״י עגנון

When? February 20, 2019; 7:30-9:00 pm
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave
עשה העז הוא סיפור עממי ולו גרסאות רבות. ננסה להבין את הסיפור מנקודת השקפתו של עגנון ונשווה זאת לגרסאות נוספות מתקופות זמן שונות ואיזורים גאוגרפים מרוחקים.

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Join Hadar in DC

Open Talmud Class at Dupont (Hamilton House, 1255 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036) with Rabbi Avi Strausberg. Please reach out to strausberg@hadar.org to register.
Mondays, November 26, December 3, December 10, December 17th from 8-9pm
 
Open Talmud Class in Shepherd Park with Rabbi Avi Strausberg:
Thursdays, October 18th, October 25th, November 1st, November 8th, November 15th from 8:30-9:30pm. Please reach out to strausberg@hadar.org for the address of the learning.
 
Intermediate/Advanced Talmud Class (Potomac/Bethesda, rotating household locations) with Rabbi Avi Strausberg:
Mondays, beginning November 5, 2018, from 10am-12pm. Please reach out to strausberg@hadar.org for address of learning.
 
EDCJCC Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Ethan Tucker (location TBD):
November 13th from 11:30am-1:00 pm. Registration will open soon through the DCJCC.
 
EDCJCC Hannukah Yom Iyyun with Rabbis Avi Killip, Aviva Richman, and Avi Strausberg (location TBD):
December 9th. Registration will open soon through the DCJCC.
 

Join Hadar in Boston

Thank you for joining Hadar for our pre-High Holiday series. Stay tuned for more opportunities to learn with Hadar in Boston.

Join Hadar on the Road

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.

Past Events

 

Global Day of Jewish Learning 2018

Extraordinary Passages: Texts and Travels

When? Sunday, November 11, 2018, 9:45 AM - 5 PM
Where? B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, 257 W. 88th Street, NYC.

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.

Recordings will be avaible in early December

 

In Hiding or In Plain Sight? An Alternative Model of Repentance

Prepare for the High Holidays with Dena Weiss

When? Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave

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.

 

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High Holiday Leaders Training

with Joey Weisenberg and Rabbi Julia Andelman

When? August 5-6, 2018
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave

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.

 

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מהדרין בעברית

?הלכה - מורשת דתית או תרבותית
עיון ב"הלכה ואגדה" של חיים נחמן ביאליק

When? July 25, 2018; 7:30-9:00 pm
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave
דרך סקירת המסה "הלכה ואגדה" של חיים נחמן ביאליק נלמד על הצעתו היצירתית של ביאליק להסתכל על ההיסטוריה ההלכתית מנקודת מבט חדשה ואחרת. ננסה לעמוד על טיב הצעתו של ביאליק והשלכותיה על העולם הישראלי ועל העולם היהודי אמריקאי - היום, כמאה שנים לאחר כתיבת המאמר.
 

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Summer Yom Iyyun 2018 - Virtue: Who We Are and Why It Matters

A Day of Learning with Hadar

When? Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Where? B'nai Jeshurun, 257 West 88th St. (between Broadway and West End Avenue)

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?

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