Goals & Vision

We aim to create a series of programs and resources that have the following characteristics:

  • Consistent and Long-Term Commitment. Our goal is for people to integrate the learning and practice we are supporting as basic and stable commitments in their lives.
  • Joy and Enthusiasm; Rigor and Honesty. We engage with Torah and mitzvot through these lenses, excited to connect with others. We never shy away from difficult questions, we learn texts in their entirety, and we do it with a deep sense of taking ownership.
  • Direct Engagement with the Sources and Practices of Judaism. We want to support people to learn Torah, Mishnah, Midrash, Talmud, Siddur and Jewish Thought as a canon that can and should belong to them. Our highest goal is independence in learning and fluency of practice.
  • Building a Network of Families and Young Adults Aspiring to a Shared Religious Vision. Our programming is infused with a sense of building a world together, one animated by our core values of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed, as laid out in Hadar’s strategic plan. By joining these activities, you will feel you are stepping into something larger.