Mechon Hadar

Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. It was founded in 2006 as an institution for intense Torah study and as an advisory for congregations and minyanim looking to reinvigorate their prayer services. Since then, Mechon Hadar has grown to include a unique array of offerings that reflect the true splendor—hadar in Hebrew—of Judaism: the institute offers a year-long fellowship program for Jews wanting to expand their knowledge of Torah; it teaches core Jewish values, ideas, and communal music through three centers for learning and online; it offers short-term seminars for Jewish leaders of all stripes who want to make a difference in their own communities—from teachers and rabbis to Hillel professionals to laypeople.