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Mechon Hadar –Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that seeks to empower a generation of Jews  to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, learning, prayer, and service.

About ​Our Funders

alexandra polsky

Alex Polsky, originally from Upstate New York, now lives in Jerusalem and is currently pursuing an MPH at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She loves to sew and looks forward to this newest application of her sewing abilities towards the promotion of egalitarian Jewish practice. 

maya rosen

Maya Rosen is a student at Princeton University. She has spent time studying at Yeshivat Hadar and Midreshet Ein HaNatziv. She originally hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is excited by this new opportunity to share one of her favorite mitzvot. 

who we are 


avital morris 

Avital Morris is originally from New York City and is now a student at the University of Chicago, after spending a gap year at Midreshet Ein Hanatziv. She is very excited to use her love of texts and translation in the service of Torah, mitzvot, and egalitarianism.

nahanni rous

Nahanni Rous is the founder of Nahanni FabricArts, where she creates custom made, handcrafted chuppahs and other original Judaica. She works in a variety of media, including batik, silkscreen, and quilting. She loves to blend traditional Jewish themes with images from nature and other cultures.