Winter Learning for Young Adults/College Students
Winter Learning for Young Adults/College Students

Winter learning for college students and young adults

For ages 18-25


2021 Manger Winter Learning Seminar 2021

January 3-7


Click here to learn more about the 2021 Manger Winter Learning Seminar.

Hadar College/Young Adult Leadership Fellowship


Application Deadline: December 11


About the Fellowship

We warmly invite you to apply to be part of a small cohort of passionate peers looking for a rich experience of learning and conversation with Hadar faculty. Fellows will engage with core ideas behind Hadar's vision of sustaining vibrant egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. Through text study and conversation, we will explore topics such as: Torah and morality, faith and doubt, personal middot, taking prayer seriously, gender and Jewish practice, Hesed and justice. If you are curious about this vision and excited to connect and grow through deep text learning and honest conversation, please apply! This program is running with support from the Manger Foundation.

The fellowship will begin with introductory sessions on January 4-6 as a track in Hadar’s Manger Winter Learning Seminar (participants are warmly encouraged to attend the whole seminar on January 3-7), followed by eight weekly 90-minute learning sessions.

Eligible fellows will demonstrate commitment to learning and building community. The cohort will be 8-15 people, with the potential for multiple cohorts based on interest.


Introductory Sessions, January 4-6

  • Fellows are encouraged to participate in as much of the Manger Winter Learning Seminar as possible and are required to attend 3 afternoon sessions on January 4-6 at 4:30-5:30 PM Eastern.

Weekly 90-Minute Sessions, January 10-February 28

  • Day of the week and time to be determined based on fellow availability


Thanks to the generous support of the Manger Foundation, we are pleased to offer a stipend of $300 to fellows upon completion of the program.

Is it for me?

This fellowship is designed for people ages 18-25 with some prior engagement with Jewish learning (this should not be your first ever encounter with Jewish texts) and love of Jewish community, looking to learn and grow through deep connection with Torah and with peers.

Register using the form below.


Join or Create a Learning Cohort: Uncertainty and Resilience (In Partnership with Hillel's Winterfest)

January 18-February 8


Learn with peers and get to meet Hadar faculty. Create your own cohort of 4 or more people, or join a cohort with new people, to study our four-part source guide on uncertainty and resilience.

Theme: Uncertainty and Resilience

The past year has brought with it tremendous loss and uncertainty. On a personal and communal level, many of us find ourselves grieving very tangible losses: the loss of life above all, the loss of financial security, and the loss of the intimacy of in-person relationships. At the same time, we find ourselves mourning abstract but very real losses: the loss of the world we once knew, the loss of a sense of security, the loss of normalcy. Throughout the ages, the Jewish people have experienced significant downfalls and periods of great adversity from the flood that nearly destroyed the world to the destruction of the Temple to the Holocaust, an unprecedented time of darkness and despair. And, yet each time, the Jewish people drew on wellsprings of resilience to not only continue on but to continue forward, rebuilding for the next generation

In this 4-session course, we’ll look to our own tradition, focusing on narratives from the Torah as well as the events of Jewish history to mine our texts for wisdom on resilience. We’ll ask: what are the different shapes resilience takes and how might we cultivate our own capacity for resilience based on the wisdom of Jewish tradition?

Please fill out the below form to join or create a cohort.


Invite a Hadar Faculty Member for a Campus “Visit”


Create your own group of 10 or more people and a faculty member will give a shiur or host a conversation virtually. Potential topics include: Halakhah and Morality, Faith and Resilience, Tefillah, Gender and Halakha, or an open conversation about Torah or Jewish practice.

Sign up for a visit through the form below.