Yeshivat Hadar Summer Beit Midrash
June 22-July 28, 2022
Holmes Camp & Retreat Center
The Yeshivat Hadar Summer Beit Midrash is a unique opportunity for a highly committed group of young, Jewish students to live in a community that combines intellectual openness and curiosity with the personal and spiritual rigor of yeshiva life. Participating in immersive study at Hadar is an investment in your Jewish identity, one that will enrich and guide your Jewish life for decades to come. Yeshivat Hadar’s Summer Beit Midrash focuses on:
- Gaining the skills to independently approach the classic texts of Torah
- Developing a mature, intellectually rigorous approach to the fundamental questions of Jewish life
- Deep engagement with Jewish content, both practical and intellectual
- Spiritual and personal growth that comes from tefillah, hesed, and shared communal life
Part of the power of the Summer Beit Midrash at Yeshivat Hadar is the integrated, holistic aspect of life and study here. Yeshivat Hadar students and faculty daven together, share meals, study together, do hesed together, and sing together. Those activities are not independent - our learning takes on the personal and soulful tones of davening, and our commitment to Hesed informs conversations within our learning. Being a member of the Yeshivat Hadar community is not just about your time inside the Beit Midrash; it is a way of life for the summer. Over the past decade, hundreds of students have studied at Yeshivat Hadar, and are now pursuing a wide range of careers and life paths, while contributing to the vibrancy of their Jewish communities and shaping the landscape of the next generation of Jewish life.
This summer, we will be convening a five-week Summer Beit Midrash at Holmes Camp & Retreat Center in Holmes, NY, with plenty of outdoor space where we can safely live and learn together. While we will miss our home base in New York, being off-site will provide us with the opportunity to have an even more immersive experience together - sharing all of our meals, shabbatot, and the natural setting. If you can’t wait to dive into a close cohort experience with people similarly passionate about living out a dream of Torah, tefillah and shemirat mitzvot in an egalitarian community, then this summer is for you!
Room and board will be provided for all participants at no cost. Participation is contingent on strict adherence to any relevant COVID-19 safety regulations. More information about COVID-19 and safety policies can be found on the FAQ page.
Summer Beit Midrash students are generally in the age range of 20-35, and have already completed a year of university or national service, or equivalent.