Hadar Institute

Hadar at the EDCJCC

Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. Hadar at the EDCJCC is the only Hadar program offered at any JCC across the country which engages the DC community in cross-cultural exchange via opportunities to experience and learn about Jewish culture, regardless of a participant’s background or affiliation.


Upcoming Events


Overview

We are excited to launch our first Hadar Winter Learning Institute in the DC area, a multi-day immersive learning program on December 23-25, 2018, to be held at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School. This program is for adults of all ages who are looking for deep Jewish learning, and we welcome participants from across the denominational spectrum, and from all Jewish educational backgrounds. Learn with members of Hadar’s faculty, including Rabbis Jason Rubenstein, Avi Strausberg, and Ethan Tucker!

In addition, we are planning parallel programming for children, led by educators at Milton. Sign up yourself, or bring the whole family!

Theme

Virtue: Who We Are and Why It Matters
Jewish ethics focuses not just on what we do, but on who we are. Character traits are essential to living a moral and holy life. Join us as we explore such questions as: What kind of human beings are we asked to be? What is the relationship between right actions and right intentions? Why is law necessary, but not sufficient to Judaism’s vision of a religious life? Should we assess our leaders primarily by their accomplishments or their character?

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