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Phone: 212.284.6913
25 Broadway
Suite 1700

New York
New York 10004

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Mechon Hadar is an institute that empowers young Jews to build vibrant Jewish communities through:

Yeshivat Hadar: the first full-time egalitarian yeshiva in North America

The Minyan Project: resources, networking, and consulting for more than 50 independent minyanim worldwide.

To learn more about our work please visit our website: www.mechonhadar.org.
Mechon Hadar is uniquely suited to successfully achieve its mission. The staff of Mechon Hadar has experienced inordinate success in attracting young people to programming centered on prayer, study and social action. In its third full year of operation, Mechon Hadar has accomplished the following:

• Launched the first full-time egalitarian yeshiva for lay Jews in their 20s and 30s in September, with 18 students from 3 countries.  Additionally, we achieved record enrollment in Yeshivat Hadar’s third summer program, with 41 summer fellows in 2009.

• Received 110 applications from 47 cities and 6 countries to Yeshivat Hadar’s summer and year programs in 2009, nearly doubling the 2008 application pool.

• In our student experience survey, 100% of 2009 fellows reported that the summer met or exceeded their expectations, and 88% said they saw themselves as more active contributors to the

Jewish community upon completion of our program.

• Organized 4-day National independent minyan conference – including scholarly forum at Brandeis University – attracting 180 people from 32 minyanim and major Jewish institutions and representing close to 14,000 minyan constituents.

• Consulted to dozens of independent minyanim and synagogues on issues of strategy, efficiency and execution, reaching more than 15,000 Jews.

• Upgraded mechonhadar.org website with more than 140 minyan content resources as well as blogs on policy challenges facing minyanim.

• Our 94 Yeshivat Hadar alumni have engaged more thousands of your Jews nationwide through their alumni projects.

• Received Press coverage in The New York Times, US News and World Report, New Haven Register, The Forward, The Jewish Week, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, JTA, Washington Jewish Week, Rockland Jewish Reporter, New Jersey Jewish News, The Jewish Ledger, The Jewish Voice & Herald, and Jewish News of Greater Phoenix.

• Selected for Slingshot 09-10: Top 50 Innovative Jewish Organizations. Mechon Hadar has been selected every year since its inception.

• Mechon Hadar leadership named to Newsweek Top 50 Rabbis, Forward 50 and Jewish Week “36 Under 36” in 2008 and 2009.

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I have attended several classes offered through Yeshivat Hadar (not on a full-time basis like the fellows, but in the evenings). The teachers are all inspiring, brilliant and engaging, and in my conversations with the full-time fellows I have been very impressed with their enthusiasm for the program... more »
Mechon Hadar is the most thoughtful and dynamic Jewish organization I have ever been involved with. My experience as a student at Yeshivat Hadar was transformational. The community I forged and the students I studied with were exceptional and the Torah that I was taught was powerful, personally ... more »
Mechon Hadar is one of the most exciting and inspiring Jewish organzations in the world. Over and over, they provide and facilitate inspring, authentic, empowering, and transformative Jewish experiences, through meaningful prayer and text study. They combine modern, egalitarian sensibilities and ... more »
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