We are a Learning Community

Learning has always been an integral part of our community.

With a membership that includes a substantial number of ordained rabbis, teachers, professors and researchers, we have been able to tap our natural resources, and offer stimulating lectures and courses to our membership. We are proud to present a rich variety of educational opportunities in an egalitarian, pluralistic setting for contemporary Jewish-Israeli learning from the perspective of the world Masorti (Conservative) Movement. Its aim is to create a commitment to continuous learning, and its courses are open to members of Hod veHadar as well as the community at large living in Kfar Saba and the surrounding Sharon region. We offer an interactive educational experience, in which lecturers present well researched, engaging talks followed by group discussions. For more details, click here.


Classical Jewish Sources through a Modern Lens

Hebrew Lecture Series: Fall-Winter 5779 (2018-19)

Mondays, at 20:00

Date Lecturer Topic
3.9 Dov Elboim  Sources of renewal and meaning for today in Jewish sources
22.10 Elkana Cherlow Midrash: “As clay in the hands of the darshan” for educational and current purposes
29.10 Elkana Cherlow Educational motivations for shaping the character of the prophet Elijah in the the midrash
5.11 Dr. Moti Zeira  “To the water wells” Traditional and pioneering sources in the songs of Naomi Shemer
12.11 R’ Avital Hochstein Contemporary readings of Talmudic texts: A new look at the beginning of Tractate Kiddushin
19.11 R’ Avital Hochstein Contemporary readings of Talmudic texts: What can a feminist reading add to understanding the stubborn and rebellious son?
17.12 Dr. Orit Avneri Two women, two dynasties, one family: The dynasties of Leah and Rachel
24.12 Dr. Orit Avneri A foreigner among us: Comparative reading of the books of Ruth and Esther
7.1.19 Yochi Brandes Udel:  Who was the Baal Shem Tov? What has been hidden from us? On her new book.

Admission: free for members; for guests: NIS 30/ lecture or four for NIS 100.

For full details and lecturer biographies in Hebrew, click here.

Dov Elboim at Hod vehhadar


Special lecture by Rabbi Badley Shavit Artson