At the crossroads of verdant valleys and rolling orchards awaits an uncommon experience that will transform you: Hillel Dwell. This four-day journey is designed exclusively for Hillel professionals to energize and renew their passions for Jewish life. Hosted at Hope Lake Lodge in upstate New York, you’ll find an inviting and supportive space to explore new ideas, quench your curiosities, and nourish your sense of Jewish self.
Dwell is one part camp, one part resort, two parts Jewish exploration. Each day, choices await that will spark your inspiration. From morning deep-dives like text study and storytelling, to afternoon activities ranging from pickling to ziplining, we’ve integrated a personal Jewish growth experience that will also freshen your skills back on campus. So what are you waiting for? Come Dwell with us.
Each morning you’ll immerse yourself in a Deep Dive, a learning track designed to ignite new ideas for you to take back to campus, or simply an opportunity to explore your interests through a creative, Jewish lens. Deep Dive options include:
1. Beit Midrash
3. Eat Ivrit: Beginner's Hebrew
5. M2 Hillel Certificate in Experiential Jewish Education
Full descriptions, including pre- and post-requisites can be found here
Afternoon & Evenings:
After lunch, we’ll make the most of our natural environment while strengthening our Hillel staff community. You’ll choose from a daily menu of activities such as meditation, hiking, biking, a Mountain Coaster, music workshops, pickling, crafting, a giant indoor waterpark, a ropes course, and much more.
We’ll wind down the day with creative programs that bond us as colleagues and friends. From color war to storytelling slams, evening soirées and a drum circle under the stars, prepare for a nourishing professional experience unlike any other.
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