Learning Programs

Kehilat Hadar is committed to providing Jewish learning opportunities.  As a community of prayer, we have focused much of our learning on enhancing our knowledge of the meaning and structure of the Shabbat and holiday services, as we believe that the more that people feel comfortable participating, the better the experience is for everyone. We have also had the opportunity to branch out to other areas of learning, through a variety of texts ranging from aggadah to halakhah, the Bible to the canon of modern philosophy, and including nontraditional definitions of "text". We have examined an array of topics such as leadership, service, important places and personalities in Jewish tradition, and central questions of Jewish thought.  Many of our classes and learning opportunities feature havruta learning (in partners). Through these classes, we aim to develop a more knowledgeable and spiritual davening community at Kehilat Hadar. We also hope to strengthen the bonds of our community by learning together.  

Beit Midrash Program

Kehilat Hadar runs a weekly Beit Midrash series in partnership with mechonhadar.org at the West End Synagogue (www.westendsynagogue.org), at 190 Amsterdam Ave at 69th St.  We meet on weeknights from 7:00/7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  

We are excited to continue to build the learning component of our community. We look forward to seeing you!  Please contact us with any questions.

The Kehilat Hadar Beit Midrash has previously been sponsored in part by generous grants received from UJA-Federation of NY and from the Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel

Apartment Classes

Kehilat Hadar occasionally offers shorter, mini-series and apartment classes in the homes of community members.  Past class topics include melodies workshops and a Jewish literature class.  We have also organized skills workshops, such as a davening class to help participants prepare to lead services. 

Lunch and Learns

Kehilat Hadar regularly organizes Lunch and Learns on Shabbat mornings following services.  A Lunch and Learn features a communal, potluck lunch followed by a learning opportunity, featuring group learning and, frequently, havruta learning (in partners).  Everyone is welcome and invited to attend!  Please visit our calendar to find out about upcoming Lunch and Learns, and remember to sign up to let us know what you will bring to the potluck, dairy lunch.  For Kehilat Hadar's kashrut policy, please click here.  Please e-mail lunchandlearn@kehilathadar.org with any questions.

Ritual Learning

Are you interested in improving your leyning (Torah reading) or shaliach tzibbur (service leader) skills?  Please visit the Prayer page for more information.

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