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Counting the Omer

 

Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00-9:20 PM Eastern, April 25 - June 2

How can counting the 49 days of the Omer help us lead more reflective, inspired, and ethical lives? Join Hadar faculty on Monday through Thursdays nights to count the Omer and learn a few minutes of Musar, covering a variety of classical texts on character development and self-improvement.

Each night will be lead by a rotation of Hadar faculty members. Sign up for the whole series and drop in to learn.

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Mondays: Notes from a Diary: The Inner Spiritual Life of a Hasidic Rebbe
Rabbi Tali Adler

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When? Mondays, 9:00 PM Eastern

What might prayer without requests look like? Why are somersaults holy? What is the religious work of a birthday? Join us to study Tzav V'Ziruz, the spiritual diary of Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, and the ways his religious insights might help us become more attuned to our spiritual lives.

 

Tuesdays: Middot in the Mirror
Dena Weiss

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When? Tuesdays, 9:00 PM Eastern

Often we think of character traits as being either good or bad, however in the Musar classic Orchot Tzaddikim (Paths of the Righteous) the author makes clear that all of our character traits have both a positive and negative manifestation. As we go through the weeks of the Omer we’ll focus on the ways that we can look at our character development from different vantage points, hopefully landing on a more well-rounded view of ourselves and what it means to be a good or better person.

 

Wednesdays: Hero of Humility
Jeremy Tabick

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When? Wednesdays, 9:00 PM Eastern

R' Yehudah HaNassi, Judah the Prince, was the leader of the last generation of the mishnaic sages. And despite his royal title and being generally referred to only as "Rabbi" – no other name needed – he was famous for his humility. We will learn some stories about "Rabbi" that think through the questions of what is the place – and what are the limits – of humility in leadership?

 

Thursdays: A Life and a World Founded on Torah
Rabbi Avi Strausberg

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When? Thursdays, 9:00 PM Eastern

In his ethical work, Netivot Olam, Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, often known as the Maharal, offers us insights on how to live an ethical life, teaching about the proper place of subjects like humility, hesed, faith and fear. Leading up to Shavuot, we'll mine the Maharal's teaching on the pathway of Torah and ask, "What does it look like to live a life in which Torah is our foundation and how might that inform who we are in this world?"

 

Summer Learning Retreat

 

Summer Learning Retreat
"Who is God and Why It Matters"

When? June 12-15, 2022 on Zoom

Hadar’s Summer Learning Retreat is an opportunity to experience the rich and dynamic texts of our tradition firsthand. Guided by experienced teachers and joining alongside passionate peers, participants will immerse themselves in Torah study that is rigorous, nuanced, and sensitive to the full range of human experience.

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Grades 5-8: Mishnah Club

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When? Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:00 PM Eastern
March 21-May 23

How is this session of Mishnah Club different from all others? Did you know that the original Mah Nishtana comes from the Mishnah? Join Miriam Lichtenberg of Hadar’s Advanced Kollel for a new session of Mishnah Club as we learn the last chapters of Massekhet Pesahim, which are all about the Passover Seder and Pesach Sheni. You can expect polls, breakout rooms, great discussion, and online quiz games!

The registration fee for Mishnah Club is on a sliding scale from $36-$180.

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Grades 2-4: Devash Parashah Club

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When? Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00-5:30 PM Eastern
March 21-May 23

Come learn the parashah with us using Devash, Hadar's parashah magazine! We will cover some of the highlights from the weekly Torah portion, including midrash and commentary, and the one-minute debate. The class will make use of interactive and engaging polls, Kahoot quizzes, and lively discussions.

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Vayikra Siyyum Celebration

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When? Thursday, May 26 at 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern

As the end of Vayikra draws near, we’re excited to invite you to join us to celebrate the end of the third Book of the Torah! The celebration will include a live one-minute debate, polls, music, and a Kahoot quiz. BYOT (Bring Your Own Treat). This program is open to all Devash lovers, especially kids ages 7-12. Families and schools are welcome!

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Learning With Grandparents: Shavuot

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When? Thursday, June 2 at 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern

What better way to celebrate receiving the gift of the Torah than to learn about learning? Join us for a bonus "Learning With Grandparents" with your grandchild, your grandparent, or other special adult. This is program is presented in partnership with the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School.

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