Call for Core Team Members!

Have you participated in Summer Institute and wondered what it would be like to help plan it?  The NHC has been making memories at Institute for decades, now is your chance to be part of making the magic happen!

The Core Team, a group of 3, is responsible for envisioning the theme of Institute, designing and executing programming, and managing the overall flow of the event. Some tasks include (but not limited to) are recruiting volunteers, assisting with Workshops, Shabbat programming, scheduling, outreach and programming.  The members dedicate 4-6 hours a week leading up to Institute.  The team is supported by the volunteer team, the board, and the office.  Our returning Core Team member this year is Ahuvah Loewenthal.  Thanks, Ahuvah!  Please reach out to volunteer@havurah.org if you are interested on planning this year’s Institute.

Volunteers Needed: Year-Round Online Programming Committee

Do you like having online programming between Institutes?  The NHC is a volunteer run organization and we need you to make it happen!  We are looking for people to join the Year-Round Online Programming Committee.  The job requires about 2 hours a month to recruit teachers and leaders for online classes and workshops, run the zoom meetings and dream of more ways to involve more people.  For interest and questions, please email volunteer@havurah.org.

Year-Round Tech Support Team Member

Tech Team Role Descriptions (general support throughout the year)* Tier of responsibilities: Level 1) Emergency- Available for emergencies/on call when Programs Director cannot solve the problem Level 2) Website Host/Software Manager- Manage the website environment and ongoing coding requests, larger content issues  Level 3) Minor Updates/Changes- Smaller content issues; email… READ MORE

What is Summer Institute?

Institute is Going Online July 25- August 8, 2021! Registration opens 6/1/21.  Keep an eye out for our e-blast with the link to register or check our home page. For some 40 years, 300 plus people have gathered for a week every summer to learn, teach, daven, sing, and be in… READ MORE

Online Institute Pre-Registration Announcement

These unprecedented times require creativity, flexibility, and inspiration. We are grateful to everyone who joined the Kehilla community gathering in May to provide input for online Institute. Your input was invaluable. The Core Team, with the support of many Havurahniks, has prepared an online Institute to run over two weeks,… READ MORE

Summer Institute is moving online for summer 2020

Dear Havurahniks, With great sadness, love, and hope, I’m sharing the news that the Board, with the recommendation of the COVID19 Response Committee, voted to cancel in-person Institute this summer at Hartford and move programming online. We are deeply sad that we will not be gathering at Hartford in person… READ MORE

Summer Institute

At the Summer Institute, every teacher is a student and every student is a teacher. People who are usually called “rabbi” or “professor” throughout the year go by their first names here. And people who rarely take active leadership roles in their communities discover that they, too, can teach and… READ MORE