Music is a central element of Hadar’s mission to create vibrant Jewish communities deeply rooted in Avodah. As a larger community, we cultivate a spiritual practice of song, prayer, and connection.
Hadar davening is true to our theology by making traditional liturgical choices in keeping with the halakhic discourse surrounding the language of prayer. Egalitarianism is a core element to all that Hadar does, and prayer is no different; everyone is welcome sit together as one kahal, one community.
It can sometimes be tricky to strike a balance between tradition and innovation, considering the range of personal prayer practices within our community. It is our goal to unite the Hadar community in prayer while still honoring individual customs and practices. We hope that you find meaning in our communal davening throughout the Shabbaton, both in moments of familiarity and when encountering something new.
Our Rising Song Institute is an incubator for creative musicians and prayer leaders to reinvent the role of music in Jewish spiritual practice. At the Shabbaton, we will sing together to connect to each other as individuals and as a community.
Music will play a large role over Shabbat, which will culminate in a Saturday night concert with Joey Weisenberg (Founder and Co-Director of the Rising Song Institute) and the Hadar Ensemble, where all of our voices will come together to create a unique musical and spiritual experience.