Yeshivat Hadar Summer Application

במקרה הצורך, ניתן להגיש מועמדות בשפה העברית
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Backgrounds, Beliefs & Goals


Please describe the salient aspects of your background and the ways these inform your current Jewish practice, including your decision to apply to Yeshivat Hadar. (2-3 paragraphs)

For certain classes, students are grouped by level. Please comment on your skill and experience with traditional Jewish text study (e.g. ability to read vocalized or unvocalized Hebrew texts for comprehension; ability to work through a page of Talmud/Tanakh with commentaries, etc.) Please be specific, providing, if possible, examples of texts that you feel fully comfortable with-including any that you have learned before in depth-and the texts you are most excited to develop proficiency in. (1 paragraph)

Yeshivat Hadar's central goal is the advancement of commitment to Torah, tefillah, and shmirat mitzvot lived in the context of an egalitarian Jewish community. What are your hopes, anxieties, and other feelings about being a contributing member of the Hadar community this summer, and beyond? (2-3 paragraphs - please touch on Torah, tefillah, mitzvot, and egalitarianism)

Yeshivat Hadar is interested in students with demonstrated leadership potential. Leadership skills are essential for the community organizing and programming that lies at the heart of the flourishing of the yeshiva. Please share a concrete example of your exercise of leadership in a communal context. What challenges did you encounter, how did you engage and negotiate with others, and what would you do differently in the future? (1 paragraph)

Yeshivat Hadar embraces the State of Israel as a central component of the contemporary experience of being Jewish, wherever in the world one lives, while insisting that our relationship with Israel be honest, complex and reflective of a very broad spectrum of political views. Please describe your relationship with Israel. (1 paragraph) Next Previous
Community Leadership Fellowship Application
Hadar offers a limited number of summer fellowship in the amount of $1,000, in addition to any other grants for which a student might be eligible (for more information, read here). These fellowships are awarded to students who are deeply committed to Hadar's vision of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed lived out by observant Jewish communities, where all, irrespective of gender, are full citizens and leaders. Eligible students will either have deomonstrated leadership in these areas in North America and/or Israel, and/or see their studies at Hadar as an opportunity to enhance their future contributions to these value and the communities that embody them as lay leader.

*Please note that these fellowship are intended to support an intensive learning opportuniy for people who are not currently enrolled in the fulltim learning of rabbinical school.

If this describes you and you would like to be considered for a fellowship, please tell us about your past leadership in communities that embody Hadar's values and/or your plans for future leadership of this sort. Make sure to include how a summer at Hadar will enhance your ability to contribute to your community in the short and/or long term. Please note that these fellowships are selective and we cannot always extend fellowships to everyone who meets these criteria.