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.

March 2019

Hands On Spring Workshop 2019

How to Kasher a Kitchen, with Rabbi Ethan Tucker!

When? Tuesday, March 26 (7:00-9:00 pm) and Monday, April 1 (6:30-9:30 pm), 2019
Where? Hadar at 190 Amsterdam Ave and Additional Location TBA

Hadar's Spring Workshops are an opportunity to gain hands-on skills. Dive into primary and secondary sources and then take the words off the page as you practice what you've learned in real world situations.

Space is limited! Register now!

 

April 2019

Community Beit Midrash

When? Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where? Hadar at 190 Amsterdam Ave

This program is open to the public. Join one of two classes with incredible faculty members! Hadar is grateful to be collaborating with Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Yeshivat Maharat, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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Annual Jerome L. Stern Pre-Pesah Lecture with Rabbi Ethan Tucker

Open House or Members Night? Whom Should I Invite To My Seder?

When? Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 7:30-9:00 pm
Where? Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave
There is no moment that is more intensely about the "we" of being Jewish than the Seder. Jews all over the world narrate our story in the first person on Passover, literally reconstructing our identity and purpose each and every year. And precisely for that reason, the Seder is an evening where so many Jews have the instinct to share this story with others and to bring that first person narrative to a larger community of enthusiasm and support. Which is it? Can it be both? We will explore this question by examining sources about non-Jewish attendance at a Seder and how to think about the competing values behind the details. Come join us as you prepare your own Seder table and the guests who will sit around it.

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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

 

ארץ ישראל ובבל - כך היה וכך יהיה?

 ר' אביטל הוכשטיין

When? Tuesday, March 12, 2019; 7:00-8:30 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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Community Beit Midrash

When? Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where? Hadar at 190 Amsterdam Ave

This program is open to the public. Join one of two classes with incredible faculty members! Hadar is grateful to be collaborating with Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Yeshivat Maharat, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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Community Beit Midrash

When? Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where? Hadar at 190 Amsterdam Ave

This program is open to the public. Join one of two classes with incredible faculty members! Hadar is grateful to be collaborating with Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Yeshivat Maharat, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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Manger Winter Learning Seminar 2019

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.

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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.

The audio will be available here

 

SOLD OUT - 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.

 

Relive the musical magic on Hadar's Facebook page. We hope you can join us next year!

 

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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Community Beit Midrash

When? Tuesday, November 13 and 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.

Register now!