Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute (DLTI) offers a unique, award–winning learning experience to help those who lead worship and other communal events in a Jewish context to deepen the quality of communal prayer so that it activates the body, touches the heart, engages the mind and nourishes genuine spiritual growth and insight.
Employing the participatory approach of an intensive master class, this program coaches participants in the high art of leadership of public ritual and prayer.
The retreat participants become a living and learning fellowship – deeply engaged in the practice and process of communal prayer and ritual. Throughout each retreat the group joins with core faculty and master–teachers in ongoing davvenen, text study, group discussions and coaching.
The Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute (DLTI) offers a unique learning experience to help those who lead worship in a Jewish context to deepen the quality of communal prayer so that it activates the body, touches the heart, engages the mind, and nourishes spiritual growth and insight. Employing the participatory approach of an intensive master class, this program coaches you in the high art of leadership of public ritual and prayer.
In this program consisting of four retreats, you become part of a living and learning fellowship – deeply engaged in the process of communal prayer and ritual. Throughout each retreat you join with core faculty and guest master-teachers in ongoing davvenen’, text study, group discussions and coaching.
A recipient of the National Mintz Award for Education, the Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute is a living-learning experience that will enable participants from all Jewish environments to gain:
This program is designed for both the experienced leader and someone emerging into leadership.
Tuition for DLTI is $2800, spread over the four weeks at $700 per week. This does not include Room & Board for each of the four retreats, prices for which are determined by your choice of housing. All-inclusive rates for each week range from approximately $1100 to $2380, depending on your choice of housing.
Prices on the registration page are ALL-INCLUSIVE, combining the tuition with the room & board rates that you choose.
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If you are participating in DLTI and you miss or cancel one of the week-long retreat sessions, 50% of the program fee ($350) for the missed or cancelled retreat session is still due. Withdrawal is permitted only after the first retreat session.
For the room & board portion of your registration fee, the following cancellation policy applies:
|Cancellation Date||Refund Policy|
|Up to 7 days prior to retreat start date||Refundable less $50 per person|
|Between 3-6 days prior||50% refundable|
|48 hours before retreat start date,
if you do not show up, or if you leave early
Hazon reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In the event of such a cancellation, you will receive a complete refund.
Inclement Weather: Hazon reserves the right to cancel a retreat due to inclement weather if, in its judgment, it will be unable to operate safely. In the event of such a cancellation, a full refund will be issued. In the event that the retreat proceeds as scheduled, no refund will be available.
We offer partial scholarships for most of our programs, including DLTI. There is a separate application for each session. The application for a given session can be found on its webpage. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. Applications must be received at least three weeks prior to the start date of the session. Please submit your scholarship application and wait for a response before registering; scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 824-5991 x0.
Camp Teva is for kids ages 5 – 12, and runs simultaneously with your DLTI sessions. Camp Teva combines the best of Teva’s signature Jewish environmental education with all of the opportunities provided by the Adamah Farm to create a distinctive and creative way for kids to have a fun and safe Jewish outdoor, food, and environmental education experience while their parents are participating in DLTI at Isabella Freedman. A transformative experience for the whole family!
We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond.