Hadar’s Reflections

Hadar Golan Headshot

Temple Rodef Shalom 

“I’m a proud Jerusalemite! I think my eyes symbolize the complexities, passion and uniqueness that Israel embodies. My favorite place in Israel is Mahaneh Yehuda market just before Shabbat begins—a short 15-minute span when you can feel the transition between the profane pace and the holy sabbath—and appreciate even in such a complex place there is the Shabbat, a time of rest which we all need.”

Hadar, 24, is very excited to be part of the Greater Washington Jewish community, to learn about Jewish life in America and connect others to her life story and Israel.