Shabbaton FAQs

General Info

November 11-13, 2022

Check in will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 11 

Shabbat begins with candle lighting at 4:21 pm. 

Shabbat concludes at 5:21 pm.

The Hadar National Shabbaton will take place entirely at the Stamford Hilton, located at One First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902.

The hotel is accessible by Metro North train from New York City’s Grand Central Station and 125th St Station. By Amtrak train to Stamford. Directions from major airports can be found on the hotel website.

Jews from varied backgrounds, committed to enriching their lives through a robust engagement with our shared tradition. There will be adults, kids, students, retirees, young professionals, and families in attendance; long-time Hadar community members, first-timers, and you!


Yes! Preferences can be indicated when registering. We will do our best to honor all requests.

We are going to do our best to thoughtfully room you with someone we think you will enjoy getting to know!

We strive to be sensitive to the variety of needs in rooming assignments, including gender identity. If you have any specific needs regarding rooming, please share that information below. If you’d like to have a more detailed conversation regarding rooming at the Shabbaton, please email [email protected].

The hotel has a limited number of connecting rooms that will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please let us know if this is your preference and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

If you would like to attend but not sleep at the hotel, your cost for the weekend will be the same as regular registration. Rooms are already provided at a heavily subsidized rate and comprise a small portion of the cost of attendance. Please fill out the form as usual and let us know if you will not be using your room.


The cost of registration includes all meals, beginning with dinner on Friday and ending with breakfast on Sunday. We are excited to partner with Silverleaf Caterers for the weekend. They are under the strict supervision of the OU. If you have questions regarding kashrut, please contact Rabbi Ethan Tucker ([email protected]).

We will do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions. Please indicate your needs in the appropriate section of the form when you register. If you forgot to list your food allergies and dietary restrictions, please contact us ([email protected]) as soon as possible.


There will be age-appropriate kids’ programming and babysitting throughout the Shabbaton. We are thrilled to provide opportunities for children and their grown-ups to learn together with materials and teachers from our Children & Families Division. 

More information to come!

The hotel has a limited number of cribs, which will be provided on a first come, first served basis. If you are able to bring your own, we encourage you to do so.

Most of the rooms will have two double beds, so that parents and children can sleep in the same room. An additional cot can be provided for those who need it. Please contact us at [email protected] with any further questions.


Yes! The hotel will have at least one Shabbat elevator running. You will also be provided with a non-electronic key for your room.

Since people come to events at Hadar from a range of communities and personal prayer practices, our aim is to welcome everyone in while modeling Hadar’s deeply-held values and aspirations around prayer.  You can expect davening at Hadar to be song-filled and spirited. All davening is egalitarian, with everyone, irrespective of gender, being invited to participate and lead.  Our liturgy is traditional and guided by fidelity and accountability to Halakhah. We use Nusah Ashkenaz to determine the order of the service, but leaders may use other traditions for specific parts of the davening, in keeping with their ancestral practices. We hope that you can find meaning participating in communal davening throughout the weekend, both in moments of familiarity and when encountering something new.

Siddurim and printouts of the parashah will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your favorite siddur along to enhance your Shabbat experience.  

No, the hotel is not within the Stamford Eruv. However, all activities throughout the weekend will take place inside the venue.

While the Shabbaton is relaxed and casual, you are encouraged to dress up a bit on Shabbat itself in order to reflect and participate in the special nature of the day. The entire Shabbaton constitutes a holy atmosphere; we will be learning Torah, sharing meals, and praying together throughout the Shabbaton, so if your custom is to wear a kippah or other head-covering in sacred spaces, we encourage you to do so over the weekend. 

We will also send out a packing list in advance of the Shabbaton.


Single stall restrooms will be available and labeled as all-gender restrooms. 

Yes, the venue is fully accessible for individuals with limited mobility. For those who need to use the elevator on Shabbat, hotel staff will be on hand to operate it.

We hope you see you there!