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For the fourth year we are thrilled to bring back an outstanding professional development opportunity for your Jewish day school teachers!


Jewish Educator’s Institute

June 19, 2016-June 23, 2016

(Sunday afternoon through Thursday evening)


  • EXPERIENCE immersive study in Mechon Hadar’s Beit Midrash with stellar faculty.
  • FOCUS on the design and practices of havruta study to support ethical, spiritual, and intellectual growth in your learners, TRANSLATE your learning into practice, and DISCOVER methods for strengthening your students’ relationship with his/her peers and with Jewish text — all with support and guidance from leading experts Dr. Orit Kent and Allison Cook, developers of the research-based “Pedagogy of Partnership.”
  • CONTINUE the conversation online with your peers and alumni from past cohorts.

Cost $750 per teacher: This includes all travel, lodging and most meals.

Designed for Jewish day school teachers of grades 4 through 12 with at least three years of classroom teaching experience.

Limited subsidized opportunities available for coaching with Dr. Orit Kent and Allison Cook during the 2016-17 academic year. For more information and to apply for ongoing coaching, email



I truly experienced joy while learning at Hadar.  It was amazing to be given the time and space to learn Talmud with great teachers and colleagues and to think deeply about pedagogy with passionate academics and practitioners.  I think my students experience joy – the class has been lively and focused which I think equals joy in a classroom setting. – Laurie Hahn Tapper School Rabbi and Director of Jewish Studies at Yavneh Day School

It was joyful to learn with other passionate educators about how to better teach our future generations about our traditions. My students are truly enjoying the experience of havruta, expressing sorrow when a lesson ends, and enthusiastically looking forward to each following havruta session. – Ayelet Lipton, teacher at JCDS Boston