Hadar at the EDCJCC
Mechon 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 Mechon 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
Stories That Touch Our Lives - Narratives in the Jewish Tradition
Tuesday, March 6 | Tuesday, May 8
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at The Parc Somerset


$60 per session • $100 for both classes

Join the Edlavitch DCJCC and Mechon Hadar for a Ladies-only Lunch and Learn, titled "Stories That Touch Our Lives - Narratives in the Jewish Tradition." Rabbis Elie Kaunfer, Avi Killip, and Ethan Tucker will lead us in text study and discussion at the Somerset House.

Together we will explore a number of stories in the Jewish tradition that touch at the core of what it means to be human. We will explore themes of love, loss, and leadership, in a highly engaging group setting.

Freedom and Redemption: A Day of Learning in Preparation for Passover with Mechon Hadar
Sunday, March 18
2:00 PM
– 5:00 PM at the Edlavitch DCJCC

Join the EDCJCC as we welcome Mechon Hadar into our Center for an afternoon workshop. Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. This learning program will include a panel and a breakout session. Each session will bring open-hearted and passionate discussions coupled with deep classical text study and new interpretations for a modern age.