Hadar DC In-Town Shabbaton

Immersive Program
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In Person
Date
-
Cost
$10-50 per person

Hadar is hosting its first-ever DC Shabbaton and we're doing it in partnership with different communities throughout Silver Spring/Chevy Chase/Shepherd Park.  Spend Shabbat diving into Jewish texts with Hadar faculty and community members, learn soul-stirring melodies, and connect with people of all ages and different backgrounds across the DMV area.  You can come for part of it or join for all of it.  If you need home hospitality, we'll help arrange it.  

As we get ready for Purim, we'll spend Shabbat exploring Hester Panim: Divine Hiddenness and Absence through Torah, through song and through prayer. You’ll come away feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and excited about building communities of passionate Torah study and spiritually uplifting davening in our DMV community.

Spend Shabbat March 15-16 with Hadar faculty R. Aviva Richman, R. Deborah Sacks-Mintz, R. Avi Strausberg and Advanced Kollel Fellow Akiva Mattenson for a Shabbat rich in davening, singing, and Torah!

Register now to secure your spot.

This shabbaton is presented in partnership with Tifereth Israel, Minyan Segulah, and Ohr Kodesh Congregation.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Minhah, Kabbalat Shabbat and Arvit at Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Tisch

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Shaharit in partnership with Minyan Segulah at Washington Ethical Society, Shepherd Park

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Davening and learning for kids by age at the Washington Ethical Society and at TI.
Birth - Preschool, Kindergarten-2nd grade, and 3rd-6th grade 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Kiddush

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Shiur with Rabbi Aviva Richman

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Minhah

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Home-hosted learning in various locations:

  • Shepherd Park: Akiva Mattenson
  • Shepherd Park: Rabbi Aviva Richman
  • Silver Spring: Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz
  • Family Beit Midrash at Tifereth Israel for grades K-5
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Rising Song Melaveh Malkah and Havdalah at Tifereth Israel, Shepard Park

Sing out the soulful sweetness of Shabbat  and move into the week with a participatory gathering of rich harmony, deep groove, and heart-opening communal song - rooted in traditional texts, contemporary melodies, and the meditative power of the nigun. Facilitated by R. Deborah Sacks Mintz and R. Yosef Goldman.

Doors open at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Aviva Richman

Rabbi Aviva Richman

Rabbi Aviva Richman is Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. She was ordained by R. Daniel Landes and has a doctorate from New York University in Talmud. R. Richman also studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars’ Circle.

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz serves the Hadar Institute as Director of Tefillah and Music. An educator, facilitator, and composer, she has collaborated on over two dozen albums of new Jewish music through Rising Song and beyond, including two albums of her own original music: The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) an Yetzira (2023).
Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg is Senior Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, D.C. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston, and was a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

Akiva Mattenson

Akiva Mattenson has taught Torah to Jews of all ages and experiences in settings including the Orot Center for New Jewish Learning, Limmud North America, the University of Chicago Hillel, and many classes at Hadar. Akiva holds a BA in Philosophy from DePaul University, where he received the Excellence in Philosophy Award. Akiva has written and taught extensively on Jewish philosophy; his paper “Out Beyond the Sea: A Theology of Divine Absence” was awarded the Ateret Zvi Prize in Hiddushei Torah. Akiva has also led tefillah, including for the High Holidays, in several diverse Jewish communities.

Rabbi Yosef Goldman

Rabbi Yosef Goldman weaves together ancient devotional music from both his Mizrahi and Ashkenazi heritage alongside contemporary American and Israeli Jewish sacred music, to foster healing, connection, and social change. Yosef has served on faculty for organizations such as the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, Hillel International, The Rabbinical Assembly, and Hadar. As a vocalist, Yosef performs and records with a wide range of Jewish artists. He is a longtime singer with the Hadar Ensemble and a founding member of the Middle Eastern Jewish music ensemble the Epichorus.

While this program is focused on community building of the greater DMV community, guests from outside are welcome to attend.  On the registration form you can indicate interest in being set up with home hospitality if required. 

The registration fee helps cover the cost of meals, rental spaces, and support staff. If the fee poses an obstacle to participation, please email us at [email protected], and we will do our best to accommodate. All fees are fully refundable until two weeks (Friday March 1, 2024) before the program.

You are welcome to attend as much or as little of the program as you would like.  Please indicate on the registration form which meals (Shabbat dinner and lunch) you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly. 

Children's programming and babysitting will be provided during Shaharit. There will also be childcare provided during R. Aviva Richman's shuir on Saturday afternoon. We encourage kids grades K-5 & their grown ups to join us at our Family Beit Midrash on Saturday afternoon from 4:30-6pm. 

Program Payment Options:

  • Full Registration - Includes all programming, Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch
    • Adult (18+) - $50 
    • Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children 17 and under) - $150
    • Youth (0-17) - $20 
  • Single Meal - Friday Night (If you plan to attend Shabbat dinner but not lunch.  All additional programming is included)
    • Adult (18+) - $30 
    • Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children 17 and under) - $90
    • Youth (0-17) - $15 
  • Single Meal - Saturday Lunch (If you plan to attend Saturday but Shabbat Dinner.  All additional programming is included)
    • Adult (18+) - $25 
    • Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children 17 and under) - $80
    • Youth (0-17) - $10 
  • Programming Only (If you plan to attend only the programming on either day)
    • Adult (18+) - $10 
    • Youth (0-17) - Free 

If the fee poses an obstacle to participation, please email us at [email protected], and we will do our best to accommodate. All fees are fully refundable until two weeks (Friday March 1, 2024) before the program.

Overview

Hadar is hosting its first-ever DC Shabbaton and we're doing it in partnership with different communities throughout Silver Spring/Chevy Chase/Shepherd Park.  Spend Shabbat diving into Jewish texts with Hadar faculty and community members, learn soul-stirring melodies, and connect with people of all ages and different backgrounds across the DMV area.  You can come for part of it or join for all of it.  If you need home hospitality, we'll help arrange it.  

As we get ready for Purim, we'll spend Shabbat exploring Hester Panim: Divine Hiddenness and Absence through Torah, through song and through prayer. You’ll come away feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and excited about building communities of passionate Torah study and spiritually uplifting davening in our DMV community.

Spend Shabbat March 15-16 with Hadar faculty R. Aviva Richman, R. Deborah Sacks-Mintz, R. Avi Strausberg and Advanced Kollel Fellow Akiva Mattenson for a Shabbat rich in davening, singing, and Torah!

Register now to secure your spot.

This shabbaton is presented in partnership with Tifereth Israel, Minyan Segulah, and Ohr Kodesh Congregation.

Schedule

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Minhah, Kabbalat Shabbat and Arvit at Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Tisch

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Shaharit in partnership with Minyan Segulah at Washington Ethical Society, Shepherd Park

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Davening and learning for kids by age at the Washington Ethical Society and at TI.
Birth - Preschool, Kindergarten-2nd grade, and 3rd-6th grade 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Kiddush

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Shiur with Rabbi Aviva Richman

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Minhah

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Home-hosted learning in various locations:

  • Shepherd Park: Akiva Mattenson
  • Shepherd Park: Rabbi Aviva Richman
  • Silver Spring: Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz
  • Family Beit Midrash at Tifereth Israel for grades K-5
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Rising Song Melaveh Malkah and Havdalah at Tifereth Israel, Shepard Park

Sing out the soulful sweetness of Shabbat  and move into the week with a participatory gathering of rich harmony, deep groove, and heart-opening communal song - rooted in traditional texts, contemporary melodies, and the meditative power of the nigun. Facilitated by R. Deborah Sacks Mintz and R. Yosef Goldman.

Doors open at 8:45 PM

Faculty

Rabbi Aviva Richman

Rabbi Aviva Richman

Rabbi Aviva Richman is Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. She was ordained by R. Daniel Landes and has a doctorate from New York University in Talmud. R. Richman also studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars’ Circle.

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz serves the Hadar Institute as Director of Tefillah and Music. An educator, facilitator, and composer, she has collaborated on over two dozen albums of new Jewish music through Rising Song and beyond, including two albums of her own original music: The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) an Yetzira (2023).
Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg is Senior Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, D.C. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston, and was a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

Akiva Mattenson

Akiva Mattenson has taught Torah to Jews of all ages and experiences in settings including the Orot Center for New Jewish Learning, Limmud North America, the University of Chicago Hillel, and many classes at Hadar. Akiva holds a BA in Philosophy from DePaul University, where he received the Excellence in Philosophy Award. Akiva has written and taught extensively on Jewish philosophy; his paper “Out Beyond the Sea: A Theology of Divine Absence” was awarded the Ateret Zvi Prize in Hiddushei Torah. Akiva has also led tefillah, including for the High Holidays, in several diverse Jewish communities.

Rabbi Yosef Goldman

Rabbi Yosef Goldman weaves together ancient devotional music from both his Mizrahi and Ashkenazi heritage alongside contemporary American and Israeli Jewish sacred music, to foster healing, connection, and social change. Yosef has served on faculty for organizations such as the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, Hillel International, The Rabbinical Assembly, and Hadar. As a vocalist, Yosef performs and records with a wide range of Jewish artists. He is a longtime singer with the Hadar Ensemble and a founding member of the Middle Eastern Jewish music ensemble the Epichorus.

FAQs

While this program is focused on community building of the greater DMV community, guests from outside are welcome to attend.  On the registration form you can indicate interest in being set up with home hospitality if required. 

The registration fee helps cover the cost of meals, rental spaces, and support staff. If the fee poses an obstacle to participation, please email us at [email protected], and we will do our best to accommodate. All fees are fully refundable until two weeks (Friday March 1, 2024) before the program.

You are welcome to attend as much or as little of the program as you would like.  Please indicate on the registration form which meals (Shabbat dinner and lunch) you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly. 

Children's programming and babysitting will be provided during Shaharit. There will also be childcare provided during R. Aviva Richman's shuir on Saturday afternoon. We encourage kids grades K-5 & their grown ups to join us at our Family Beit Midrash on Saturday afternoon from 4:30-6pm. 

COST

Program Payment Options:

  • Full Registration - Includes all programming, Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch
    • Adult (18+) - $50 
    • Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children 17 and under) - $150
    • Youth (0-17) - $20 
  • Single Meal - Friday Night (If you plan to attend Shabbat dinner but not lunch.  All additional programming is included)
    • Adult (18+) - $30 
    • Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children 17 and under) - $90
    • Youth (0-17) - $15 
  • Single Meal - Saturday Lunch (If you plan to attend Saturday but Shabbat Dinner.  All additional programming is included)
    • Adult (18+) - $25 
    • Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children 17 and under) - $80
    • Youth (0-17) - $10 
  • Programming Only (If you plan to attend only the programming on either day)
    • Adult (18+) - $10 
    • Youth (0-17) - Free 

If the fee poses an obstacle to participation, please email us at [email protected], and we will do our best to accommodate. All fees are fully refundable until two weeks (Friday March 1, 2024) before the program.