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Had'rachah Seminar for Lay Leadership in Ritual Life

Upcoming Opportunities

The URJ Had'rachah Program is currently on hiatus. To receive updates about future opportunities, fill out our expression of interest form.

About the Seminar

The URJ Had’rachah Program is open only to lay leaders from small congregations (no more than 250 member units) that have no more than one full-time clergy member. The URJ Had’rachah Program teaches participants a variety of skills to help them lead communal worship, lifecycle events, and educational opportunities in support of or in place of clergy. Our faculty is composed of rabbis, cantors, and Jewish educators. Participants will learn from them, from URJ staff, and from each other.

Financial assistance for attending the URJ Had'rachah Program is provided through URJ Small Congregations Grants, which assists members of congregations with 250 or fewer households who wish to attend URJ programs.

For more information, contact Rabbi David Fine at (212) 452-6724 or DFine@urj.org.