March 15-18, 2020
Led by Hadar President Rabbi Shai Held, the Rabbinic Yeshiva Intensive is a remarkable opportunity for rabbis of all backgrounds to spend three days in an immersive Beit Midrash learning resonant and relevant Torah with Hadar's stellar faculty.
Far from being a professional skills workshop, the Rabbinic Yeshiva Intensive enables rabbis who love learning Torah but have a thousand different daily commitments and responsibilities to engage their passion for Jewish content and conversation.
Connect with a variety of peers who treasure learning as much as you do.
Take time to reconnect with the Jewish tradition through in-depth, meaningful text study.
Encounter old and new texts and expand your knowledge of Jewish ideas, concepts, and principles.
Click here to learn about our outstanding faculty.
See our 2019 schedule below for a taste of the type of Torah that will be offered during the Intensive.
“The Hadar Rabbis' Yeshiva Intensive was one of the most rewarding and nourishing professional experiences I have had. Learning with rabbinic colleagues was wonderful, and Hadar's uniquely talented teachers opened up old texts in new ways. I am so grateful I had this opportunity.” “The Rabbinic Seminar was an enlightening experience because it allowed me to share ideas with other rabbis on the deepest levels. It was incredibly fascinating to witness my colleagues processing challenging texts - in the moment. The group was a diverse collection of serious leaders and thinkers. I am deeply grateful for this transformative experience.”
“As a rabbi outside of a major metropolitan area, I struggle to find learning opportunities that will enrich my rabbinate and sustain me in my work. The learning at Hadar was relevant, inspiring and rejuvenating - both personally and professionally. For example, one of our seminars explored how, as rabbis, we must navigate the tensions between Jewish law and our own moral sensibilities. Just one day after returning from the program, I was called into the psychiatric unit of a local hospital. Drawing on my learning at Hadar, I was able to comfort and guide a patient through a profoundly difficult moral decision. In short, the Hadar program helps me be a better rabbi and has provided me with crucial resources in my work.”
“Attending RYI is an investment in your rabbinate, your mind, and your neshamah. RYI is an wonderful vehicle for fulfilling learning and rabbinic growth thanks to the superb teachers and excellent choice of texts to learn. The camaraderie of colleagues who attend is yet another wonderful benefit.”
The full cost for this program is $525. We offer an early-bird rate of $450 until December 1. Tuition includes access to the full range of programming, daily breakfast and lunch and dinner on Sunday evening.
Please do not allow finances to keep you away! If you wish to attend and finances are an obstacle, please reach out to Rabbi Shai Held at [email protected].
Is it for me?
- The Intensive is designed for Rabbis of all learning backgrounds who are looking to take time from their extremely filled schedules to immerse themselves in a Beit Midrash setting and study Torah with committed and passionate peers.
I haven’t studied in a Beit Midrash since Rabbinical School! Will I be able to keep up?
- The Intensive is open to rabbis of all learning backgrounds. Our faculty are master pedagogues who aim to make their classes clear and accessible. Materials for most classes will be provided in the original and in translation.
When will the Intensive take place?
- Sunday evening through Wednesday afternoon, March 15-18, 2020.
Where will the Intensive take place?
- At Hadar’s Beit Midrash, housed in West End Synagogue on the Upper West Side of New York City, 190 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025.
How much does it cost and what is included?
- The full cost for this program is $525. We offer an early-bird rate of $450 until December 1. Tuition includes access to the full range of programming, daily breakfast and lunch and dinner on Sunday evening.
Are scholarships available?
- We do have limited scholarships available. Please do not allow finances to keep you away! If you wish to attend and finances are an obstacle, please reach out to Rabbi Shai Held at [email protected].
What is your cancellation policy?
- Before February 1, 75% refunds are available. Between February 1 and March 1, 50% refunds are available. After March 1, we are sorry but we cannot refund payments as we have already made down payments for the program that assumed your participation. Please note that refunds may take up to two weeks to process. We appreciate your patience.
How are the days structured?
- Mornings of the intensive will consist of guided, partnered (havruta) study around the topic of your choosing. Afternoons are separated into plenary classes for all participants and elective classes where participants will have the opportunity to pick out of several class choices.
Is there evening programming?
- Classes will run until approximately 9:00 PM on Sunday and Monday and 6:00 PM on Tuesday.
Will there be daily services? Are they required for participation?
- Hadar offers daily Shaharit and Mincha services and Arvit services when appropriate. Participation is not required but we encourage you to join as much as you’d like. Other local synagogues provide additional services in the area.
What will be the Kashrut status of the food?
- All food served at Hadar is strictly kosher. Breakfast and lunch will be Pescatarian.
I have more questions. What should I do?
- We’d love to hear from you! Please email us at [email protected]