Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. Founded in 2006 with a modest 8-week summer program serving 18 students, we have grown dramatically in response to demand for our programs and content. Hundreds of students have completed our year-long and summer intensive learning programs, and thousands have joined us for our week-long and month-long immersive programs. Alumni of these programs return to their home communities ready to make a difference. Our alumni micro-grant initiative, which funds innovative projects around the country, has had a positive impact on thousands of Jews in a broad range of communities.
Our daytime and evening lectures and classes for the broader community welcome tens of thousands of people, in-person, every year. And over 2,000 people have learned with us through Project Zug (www.projectzug.org), our online learning platform that connects Jews around the world with each other through weekly one-on-one havruta (partner) learning. Hundreds of thousands of people learn with us each year through our podcasts, essays, online classes, prayer recordings, and other web resources available on www.hadar.org. There have been over two million downloads of these resources in the last three years, and we add new materials, and attract new online students, every day.
Hadar welcomes people from all walks of Jewish life – teens to great-grandparents, of all denominational backgrounds, from around the country (and around the world). We have programs for college students, for music-lovers who seek to build spiritual community through singing, and for lay people who simply enjoy Torah study. Rabbis, educators, and Jewish professionals seek our guidance in how to build dynamic communities, and we now offer programs for them as well.
Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. Founded in 2006 with a modest 8-week summer program serving 18 students, we have grown dramatically in response to demand for…