Hadar Institute

Hadar at the EDCJCC

Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. Hadar at the EDCJCC is the only Hadar program offered at any JCC across the country which engages the DC community in cross-cultural exchange via opportunities to experience and learn about Jewish culture, regardless of a participant’s background or affiliation.


Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn Series

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: November 13, 2018, January 22, 2019, March 5, 2019, and May 7, 2019
Join us in this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis’ ethical debates and shed light on our own.

Beyond the Chanukiah

Sunday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The Broadmoor (3601 Connecticut Avenue, NW)
Join the EDCJCC and the Hadar Institute for a morning of learning focused on themes associated with Chanukah and the holiday season.

Hadar Winter Learning Institute

December 23-25, 2018
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
Join us as we explore such questions as: What kind of human beings are we asked to be? What is the relationship between right actions and right intentions?