Come and share in a week of joyous learning, exploration, celebration, and creating community at the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute 2011
August 1-7, 2011 at Franklin Pierce University.
Our 2011 theme is Y’hi Shalom B’cheilech – May There Be Peace Within Your Walls (Psalm 122). This summer, join us August 1-7 in Rindge, New hampshire, in thinking about the ways in which we each build peace, through our scholarship, activism, and other pursuits. Within what communities do we promote peace? And what does it mean for the peace we build to be contained by walls? The 2011 Summer Institute falls within the nine days leading up to Tisha B’Av, a period of contemplating the breakdown of historic Jewish walls and communities. Through the week of Institute, we will explore how to build peacefully, and how to overcome the sin’at chinam, or communal strife, which our tradition says caused Ancient Israel’s walls to collapse.