- Upcoming Events
- Weeklong Seminars
- Yeshivat Hadar
- Bring Hadar to You
- Weekly Classes
July 8 - 12, 2018
Join us for four days of engaging Jewish study as we probe our textual heritage for meaning and purpose in our lives. Mornings are spent in Talmud study—geared to the level and background of participants—in our full and vibrant beit midrash. Afternoons are devoted to group learning and lectures on vital topics that emerge from the Jewish canon and that impinge on communal questions and challenges of the day, led by Hadar's renowned faculty. Evening programming allows for a more intimate audience with Hadar's leadership: take time to reflect on your learning, hear more about Hadar's vision for the Jewish future and learn how you can contribute to shaping the Jewish communities to which you will return.
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
Hadar, meeting in the West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023.
$1000 (If you have any questions about pricing, please email Mordy Labaton 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.
This Year's Topic
This summer's Talmud sessions will investigate the topic of pikuah nefesh, exploring cases in which the observance of a mitzvah poses a risk to human life. Our learning will be centered on sugyot in the eighth chapter of Yoma and will consider such questions as:
- What level of risk mandates disobedience to Jewish law and who has the authority to make this call?
- What religious considerations motivate the different approaches to how much a person should risk in defense of their core values, beliefs and practices?
Additionally, for the first time, Hadar's Executive Seminar will feature a non-Talmud track in the mornings, taught by Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and other Hadar Faculty. This is an excellent study opportunity for those who do not want to focus exclusively on Talmudic texts.
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. Our 2017 Yom Iyyun took 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.
2017 Program Description:
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 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