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What Our Students Say... What Our Students Say...

“This is my best bet for the future of the Jews.”


"I have a completely renewed sense of commitment to my Judaism, and I have been reminded that while it can be a difficult endeavor to maintain this commitment and keep it a central part of my life, Yeshivat Hadar has reminded me how beautiful a life committed to Torah can be, and I have resolved to make sure that learning stays a large part of my life."


"Having spent the past year learning at Yeshivat Hadar, the first halakhic and egalitarian yeshiva outside of Israel, I can attest to the spirit of openness and respect that pervades such a holy space.  This was the best learning and davvening I've experienced consistently in my life, learning from excellent teachers both men and women.  Learning Torah and growing in emotional and creative intelligence should be informed but never bounded by our gender identity."


“I feel privileged, honored and inspired to have been a part of the Hadar community and am certain that the positive reverberations of this experience will continue to emerge throughout the course of my life. With deepest sincerity and gratitude, thank you!”


“I have been profoundly changed by the sense of community I felt at the yeshiva, and by the deep mutual respect and investment in one another that I experienced at Hadar. I would really like to be part of communities like this in the future, and I hope to make steps to make my home communities some how reflect these values.”


“I now feel responsible and empowered in a way that I did not before.”

Earn Academic Credit at Yeshivat Hadar Earn Academic Credit at Yeshivat Hadar

Mechon Hadar is proud to offer academic credit for select courses offered at the Yeshiva.

Mechon Hadar classes are accredited through Gratz College. Gratz College is accredited by the Middle States Association and credits awarded by Gratz have been accepted at Columbia University and Barnard College, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, the University of Maryland, and over 60 other colleges and universities. For a full list of institutions that have accepted this credit in the past click here. Please be in touch with the registrar of your home institution about transfer credit and requirements.



Classes taken for credit are fully integrated with all full-time and part-time students. Students taking classes for credit will partake in assessments and may be required to take additional hours of guided study.

You can find a list of Hadar's classes here.



Mechon Hadar is accepting applications for study during the follow terms:

  • Fall 2012: Oct. 15-Dec. 20. Up to 12 credits.
  • Spring 2013: Jan. 6-May 10. Up to 15 credits.
  • Summer 2013: Jun 2-August 2 Up to 12 credits.



Undergraduate credit: $500/credit
Graduate credit: $600/credit.

Application and Admissions Requirements:

The application process for credit-earning students is the same as that for students who are taking classes with us on a part-time basis.

All applicants interested in studying Talmud should fill out the Talmud Application here and contact us about setting up an in-person meeting with a member of the Yeshivat Hadar faculty.

For more information, or to take other courses, contact Dena Weiss.

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