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Hadar Winter Learning Institute - DC

Chiyyuv: Embracing Jewish Obligation



We are excited for our second Hadar Winter Learning Institute in the DC area, a multi-day immersive learning program on December 22-24, 2019, held at Adas Israel Congregation (2850 Quebec St. NW). This program is for adults of all ages who are looking for deep Jewish learning, and we welcome participants from across the denominational spectrum, and from all Jewish educational backgrounds. Learn with members of Hadar's faculty!

Explore this year's theme and schedule!



Hiyyuv: Embracing Jewish Obligation

Jews traditionally believe that we are born into a covenant and its attendant obligations. What does that mean and where do those obligations stem from? Why are we obligated to do what God asks? Together we will explore such questions as:

  • Jewish tradition assumes that rabbis are invested with the authority to determine Jewish law—why should we follow their decisions and defer to their judgment?
  • Can we be obligated to feel or believe?
  • Judaism says that we have an extensive set of interpersonal obligations—what do we owe other people and why?
  • Is religiously grounded morality different from secular morality?



Childrens' Programming will be available!


We are planning parallel programming for children. Sign up yourself, or bring the whole family!


More information to follow...stay tuned!


Our 2018 Partners

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Sample Schedule


Registration Information

Cost per person is $360, with a student rate of $180.

Children's programming is $50 per child up to $100—that's right! 2+ children only $100!

*Don't miss our early bird special through October 22* : Adult rate of $299 and student rate of $99 

Cancellation Policy:  Before November 1, 75% refunds are available. Between November 15 and December 1, 50% refunds are available. After December 1, we are sorry, but we cannot refund payments. We recognize that from time to time extenuating circumstances present themselves. Please let us know if this is the case and we will work on ensuring you are able to cancel your registration without financial loss. Please note that refunds may take up to two weeks to process. We appreciate your patience.