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Jewish Professional's Week at Mechon Hadar
June 19-23, 2016 (Next Year's will be held June 25-29, 2017)
Mechon Hadar is holding a four-day Summer Institute geared toward Jewish professionals! The seminar, from June 19-23, is intended to draw an audience from a variety of backgrounds looking to spend time deepening their connection to Jewish learning around relevant and substantive issues. This summer we will focus on broad themes from Jewish prayer.
The goals of our learning together include:
- Helping people to encounter each other through deep text learning.
- Facilitating discussions around how to take back to your workplace "pocket Torah" that will be useful in real-life work scenarios with colleagues, lay leaders, volunteers and your constituents.
- Broadening our own knowledge and understanding of Jewish learning.
This seminar is intended for people working in Jewish professional organizations looking to deepen their connection to their work through Jewish text. Core faculty to include: R. Avital Hochstein and R. Elie Kaunfer.
All backgrounds welcome! Please be in touch with Andrew Belinfante, Director of Programs, with questions or for more information.
The cost for this program is $360 per person which includes two meals per day. Early bird rate for this track is $280 if you sign up before April 1, 2016. For questions about pricing, please contact Andrew Belinfante.
We will also have special tracks of learning for Day School Educators and Hillel Professionals. For information on these individual tracks and their offerings, please see below.
Would you like to see an increased love of Jewish Studies and Rabbinic Education in your classrooms or work environments? Are you thinking about experimenting with pedagogies that will stay true to our tradition even as they match the needs of our 21st Century lives? Are you ready to immerse yourself in a Beit Midrash setting? The seminar is intended to draw an audience from a variety of backgrounds looking to spend time deepening their connection to Jewish learning around relevant and substantive issues. This summer we will focus on broad themes from Jewish prayer. This track is offered in partnership with the Schechter Day School Network.
- Bring havruta learning to your classroom through the Pedagogy of Partnership with Orit Kent and Allison Cook.
- Learn Rabbinic texts with Mechon Hadar's core faculty in a lively Beit Midrash setting.
- Build relationships with fellow educators who share the desire to increase the love of Jewish studies and Rabbinics education in their classrooms and schools.
Please note this program is open to any educators in the day school field and not strictly for people affiliated with Mechon Hadar or the Schechter Network.
Cost for this track is $750 which includes two meals per day and all provided educational materials and resources. The first 15 registrants to the program are also eligible to receive approved travel expenses (air, rail etc…) to/from the institute and double occupancy lodging at a local NYC hotel (single rooms available, upon request, for an additional fee).
Interested in a heavily subsidized opportunity for follow-up support and coaching with Dr. Orit Kent and Allison Cook in the 2016-17 academic year? Schools who send a team of two or more educators are eligible. For more information and to request an application, please email Ilisa Cappell firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited space available. Open to ALL day school educators.
Please note, the Day School track is now full. We will be able to add you to a waitlist should you be interested in the program. If you would like to be on our waitlist, please email email@example.com.
We are grateful to AVI CHAI Foundation and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah for their generous support of this program.
In collaboration with Hillel International, Mechon Hadar is holding a four-day Summer Institute geared toward Hillel professionals! The seminar is intended to draw an audience from a variety of backgrounds looking to spend time deepening their connection to Jewish learning around relevant and substantive issues. This summer we will focus on broad themes from Jewish prayer.
The goal of our learning together is threefold:
- To encounter each other through deep text learning
- To take back to campus "pocket Torah" that will be useful in real-life discussions with students
- To broaden our own knowledge and understanding of Jewish learning.
Our overarching objective is that people working in Hillel positions feel confident in speaking with students about their Jewish journeys and competent in creating learning environments conducive to these types of conversations. Participants should expect a deep and meaningful approach to text catered to various learning levels and styles. We will offer a wide range of classes so every student feels comfortable learning at his/her level.
The cost for this track is $360 per person which includes two meals per day. Early bird rate for this track is $280 if you sign up before April 1, 2016. We have limited scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, please contact Andrew Belinfante.
Cancellation Policy: Before May 15, 75% refunds are available. Between May 15 and May 30, 50% refunds are available. After May 30, we are sorry but we cannot refund payments. If in the future you would like to attend a weeklong seminar, we are able to put 50% of your paid tuition to that seminar when you apply. Please note that refunds may take up to two weeks to process. We appreciate your patience.