Hadar Chicago High Holiday Lecture
Hadar Chicago High Holiday Lecture

Hadar Chicago High Holiday Lecture with Rabbi Aviva Richman

HaYom Harat Olam:
Creating the World Through Hesed

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL

7:00 PM: Reception
7:30 PM: Minhah / Ma'ariv
8:00 Lecture




Rosh HaShanah is meant to call to mind the majesty of divine creation. Yet, there are so many ways in which our world feels broken. What does it mean for the world to be created anew? Through the lens of rich sources woven together by the modern scholar R. Yitzhak Hutner in a formative essay about Hesed, we will aim to face God and face ourselves in the task that lies ahead.

About the Hadar Faculty

Rabbi Aviva Richman is a Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar, and has been on the faculty since 2010. A graduate of Oberlin College, she studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars' Circle and was ordained by Rabbi Danny Landes. She completed a doctorate in Talmud at NYU. Interests include Talmud, Halakhah, Midrash and gender, and also a healthy dose of niggunim.




Rabbi Goldie Guy is Director of Hadar Chicago. She was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat in 2017, where she was also an instructor of Beginner’s Talmud and a UJA fellow. She previously served as Director of Religious Engagement at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Goldie has also been an educator at SAR High School, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, and Carmel Academy Upper School, and served as a chaplain intern at North Shore University Hospital. She has also taught at the Yeshivat Hadar Summer Beit Midrash. Goldie is an alumna of Barnard College, and has studied at a number of yeshivot including the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies of Yeshiva University, Drisha, and the SKA Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz. Goldie lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.