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Hadar Winter Learning Institute - DC

Hadar Winter Learning Institute December 23-25, 2018 Washington, D.C.



We are excited to launch our first Hadar Winter Learning Institute in the DC area, a multi-day immersive learning program on December 23-25, 2018, to be held at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School. 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, including Rabbis Shai Held, Avi Strausberg, and Ethan Tucker!

In addition, we are planning parallel programming for children, led by educators at Milton. Sign up yourself, or bring the whole family!



Virtue: Who We Are and Why It Matters

Jewish ethics focuses not just on what we do, but on who we are. Character traits are essential to living a moral and holy life. Join us as we explore such questions as: What kind of human beings are we asked to be? What is the relationship between right actions and right intentions? Why is law necessary, but not sufficient to Judaism’s vision of a religious life? Should we assess our leaders primarily by their accomplishments or their character?

Morning Talmud Sessions will focus on the theme of Inside Out: The Path to Virtue. Can we learn profound Torah from despicable people?  How much is a person's character an inalienable part of their worth or even validity as a Torah scholar?  We will explore texts that probe the timely and difficult question of leaders and teachers who have gone awry as we try to extract some principles and guidelines for how to interact with them.


Childrens' Programming-K-5th grade programming available!


We are planning parallel programming for children, led by educators at Milton. Sign up yourself, or bring the whole family!


Sample schedule for the day
Times are approximate. Exact activities will be determined by the teachers.


Elementary school groups:

9:00 – 9:30 Drop off; welcome activity

9:30 -10:30 (approx.) - First learning activity

10:30 -11:15 Outdoor play or play in the gym

11:15 – 12:00 Art activity

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch/games

12:45 – 1:45 Second learning activity

1:45 – 2:45 Outdoor play or play in the gym

2:45 – 3:30 Games, reading, art options

3:30 – 4:00 Closing activity

4:00-6:00 Babysitting (Children of all ages)

For preschool-aged children, the activities will be planned following more of a preschool day, including rest time as needed.


More information to follow...stay tuned!


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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.