Hadar DC High Holiday Lecture
Hadar DC High Holiday Lecture

Hadar DC High Holiday Lecture with Rabbi Avi Strausberg

The Days of Awe and Fear

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10:30 AM

Ohr Kodesh Congregation
8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD

Breakfast will be served


This program is presented in partnership with Ohr Kodesh Congregation


The days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are filled with fear. But as we cultivate this stance of trembling before God, fearful of God’s awesome power and what the year may bring, we are challenged to reflect on the place of fear in our lives. 

At the Hadar DC High Holiday Lecture, we'll turn to Torah to explore: how is cultivating a posture of fear in our lives helpful? How might it be harmful? What is the correct place of fear in our lives?

About Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg is the Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as the Director of Congregational Learning of Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota. Avi studied at Hadar as a year fellow, and served on our summer faculty in 2014. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow.  She also holds a Masters in Jewish Education.  While pursuing her studies, Avi was honored to serve as a rabbinic intern at Kehillath Israel and Temple Sinai.  She has taught students of different ages and backgrounds at Kehillath Israel, Temple Sinai, Makor, and Hadar.  Additionally, Avi has worked as a chaplain intern at Hebrew Senior Life and organized an anti-trafficking campaign as a rabbinic fellow at T’ruah.  Energized by engaging creatively with Jewish text, she has written several theatre pieces inspired by the Torah and maintains a Daf Yomi haiku blog in which she writes daily Talmudic haikus. Avi is most grateful for her wife, Chana, and three children, Ori, Niv, and Amit.