“This summer has let me grow in a way that I never thought possible. I never went to day school…and I never had a chance to actually learn, lishma or otherwise, before. Giving me the opportunity to really think about the kind of Jew I want to be and I want to become has been an incredible experience. I am a Jew who wants to live a vibrant and engaged Jewish life, and I want to do the work necessary to make sure its there.”
“Thank you for changing the trajectory of my life. Thank you so, so, much.”
“What an honor to be here, and to be entrusted with perpetuating the exquisite vision of the institution.”
“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 think I've realized that spirituality does not necessarily have to be at the expense of intellectualism. This kind of growth is not linear in the way that skills-building is, but I do feel like I've "progressed" on the journey to be able to balance the two of them."