Founded in 2018 by a group of women who study Talmud together, Hadran aims to make Talmud study accessible to Jewish women at all levels. It does so in a unique way: by providing a wide range of resources – daily Talmud study support, commentary, topical shiurim, insights – in the voice of women teachers.
These resources present the material in clear ways, with explorations of context and explanations of basic Talmudic assumptions, making them interesting, engaging, and meaningful. Hadran believes that an accessible digital hub of Talmud study will advance women’s Talmud learning worldwide.
We are living in a remarkable time in Jewish history, a time when women learning and teaching Torah at high levels is almost commonplace. Talmud, however, remains more in the purview of men. Hadran’s goal is to change the paradigm, offering women at all levels of knowledge the tools they need to study Talmud, at their own pace and whatever way suits them – whether in a class, as part of a chavruta, or on their own. In addition, by providing support in the voice of female teachers, Hadran hopes to provide role models that advance the status of women in the world of Talmud.
We aim to inspire Jewish women’s interest in learning Talmud, providing them with unique, practical, women-taught resources to advance their learning at all levels and at their own pace.
Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber - Co-Founder
Shoshana Baker - Co-Founder
Estie Agus - Co-Chair
Dana Rubinstein - Co-Chair
Lisa Kolodny - Project Manager
Maggie Sandler - Project Coordinator
Aviva Adler - Steering Committee Member
Deb Rappaport Rosen - Steering Committee Member
Your support is critical to our success. Please consider a donation to Hadran so that we can engage with and support women around the world in their study of Talmud.