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- מכון הדר ישראל
Learning for the Heart and Mind
July 16-20, 2017
JOIN US for a stimulating week of study at Mechon Hadar where we will spend the mornings learning about Jewish distinctiveness in a multicultural world and the afternoons exploring deep issues in our lives as Jews through the lens of Torah.
CONNECT with an incredible network of Jews, working together to build bolder, more ambitious, and more meaningful Jewish lives.
LEARN with Hadar faculty, including: Rabbi Shai Held, Rabbi Avi Killip, Rabbi Ethan Tucker, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, Dena Weiss, Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, and Rabbi Aviva Richman
- What does Jewish identity mean in a postmodern world of freedom and diversity?
- How do boundaries around Jewishness create, strengthen, and complicate our relationships to Jews, Judaism, and others?
- And how can Judaism intersect with other charged distinctions of race, religion, and politics?
Mechon Hadar, meeting in the West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023.
$1000 (If you have any questions about pricing, please email Ariel Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cancellation PolicyBefore June 15, 75% refunds are available. Between June 15 and June 30, 50% refunds are available. After June 30, we are sorry but we cannot refund payments. If in the future you would like to attend a week-long seminar, we are able to put 50% of your paid tuition to that seminar when you apply. Please note that refunds may take up to two weeks to process. We appreciate your patience.
Classes for the week will be taught by our faculty, including:
Every year during the Executive Seminar, we hold a day of learning for the community. This year's Yom Iyyun will take place on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on the theme, The Search for God. Read more and find the schedule for the 2017 Summer Yom Iyyun here.
We experience and think about God in so many different ways, some of us in moments of extreme joy, others in the context of trauma and pain. For some of us, God is absent or unfathomable; for others, God is utterly real, always present in our day-to-day lives; for still others, God is sometimes accessible and sometimes remote. Faith in God itself can bind us to others or alienate us from them. Join us as we embark on a search for God--we will draw upon how Jews have searched for God in the past to learn about how we might search for God in the present. Over the course of the day, we will deepen our understanding of how Judaism imagines we might be in relationship with God and, through God, with one another.
What Past Executive Seminar Participants Say
"I love studying Jewish classical texts, and this week was in a class by itself. The historical perspective that was presented in almost all of the talks, the social background of the texts, was outstanding... But the jewel in the crown is the faculty itself, their mastery of the material, their love of teaching, and their warmth and affection for the learners. They model Torah shel Chesed."
"I can't wait to get back to studying with you at Mechon Hadar in the Fall and Winter."
"Learning was fabulous as always. I get more optimistic about the future feeling the energy in the room as young and old learn together. Everyone is so respectful of each other and eager to learn."
– 2014 Executive Seminar Participants