Learn At Hadar
Jewish Professionals Institute - June 2018

June 17-21, 2018




Overview - Jewish Professionals Institute

Hadar is holding a four-day Summer Institute geared toward Jewish professionals, including synagogue, Hillel, social justice, and foundation professionals! This week, June 17-21, 2018, is intended to draw an audience of Jewish Professionals from a variety of backgrounds looking to spend time deepening their connection to Jewish learning around relevant and substantive issues.

This Year's Theme: Jewish Journeys, Then and Now - Stories that Impact Our Lives

The stories of our tradition can inspire, educate, and amaze. But what are these stories really about? How can we read them to deepen our own relationship to tradition and use them to draw in students and constituents? Join us as we explore a series of unconventional Jewish journeys from our tradition that will challenge us to rethink our own relationships, narratives, and personal journeys.

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: Rabbi Avital Hochstein and Rabbi Elie Kaunfer.

All backgrounds welcome! Please be in touch with programs@hadar.org with questions or for more information.

*Please note*: Every Hillel professional is now eligible for up to $2,500 annually from Hillel International to use toward professional development. For more information, you can access the grant guidelines here.

About our Partners

Hillel International - As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path.  During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.


Hillel International’s Ezra Fellowship is an early career fellowship for young pluralistic educators in the making! We are proud to partner with Hadar to provide pluralistic Jewish learning for our fellows, and to bring their supervisors to the Jewish Professionals Institute each year!


Hadar, meeting in the West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023.

Sample Schedule

Registration is now open!

Early Bird Rate Extended!

The cost for the Jewish Professionals' Institute is $360 per person which includes two certified kosher, vegetarian meals per day. Early bird rate for this program is $280 if you sign up by May 11, 2018. We have limited scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, please contact programs@hadar.org.