Religion & Beliefs

Yeshivat Hadar or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Biblical Criticism

I'm thrilled to announce that the application for Yeshivat Hadar is now available online! I was a Hadar fellow this past summer and can tell you that it was a truly enlightening and educational experience. Aside from an amazing cohort … Read More

By / November 15, 2007

I'm thrilled to announce that the application for Yeshivat Hadar is now available online!

I was a Hadar fellow this past summer and can tell you that it was a truly enlightening and educational experience. Aside from an amazing cohort and phenomenal faculty, the guest speakers alone were enough to make the summer worth it. I encourage everyone who's eligible to apply, and I'm happy to talk about specifics with anyone who's interested and has questions.

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Mechon Hadar is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the summer 2008 session of Yeshivat Hadar. Yeshivat Hadar is animated by two central goals: -To foster a community of students who engage in intensive Torah study, prayer and action. -To offer a passionate vision of traditional Jewish life as a spiritual path. Yeshivat Hadar offers 36 fellows an intensive program in the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side. The 8-week experience (June 1 – July 26, 2008) will combine traditional text study, egalitarian prayer and social action with a special focus on personal religious growth. Yeshivat Hadar will create a community of learning which will include seminars, havruta (paired learning), elective classes and time for independent study. Students will complete the program equipped with greater textual competence and broader knowledge of the Jewish tradition as a whole. Students will commit to bringing lessons from their summer experience to their local community. In recognition of the intense time and energy commitment required by the fellowship, Yeshivat Hadar is pleased to offer a generous stipend, intended to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses. Participation in the program is a selective process, and prospective students must complete a full application, as well as a reference, by February 1, 2008. Finalists will be interviewed, and fellows will be notified in mid-March. For those in the New York area, we invite you to join us for an evening of learning with us on January 16th, 7-9 pm, at West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Ave (near 69th Street), which will once again host the yeshivah in 2008. For more information (including student qualifications and a tentative schedule with course descriptions), and for the full application, please visit www.yeshivathadar.org. For any questions, feel free to email us at info@mechonhadar.org. Sincerely, The Yeshivat Hadar Faculty: Shoshana Cohen Rabbi Shai Held Rabbi Amy Kalmanofsky Rabbi Elie Kaunfer Sara Labaton Rabbi Ethan Tucker