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    Registration deadline: June 18th

    This year’s theme of עִיר מִקְלָט “Ir Miklat: City of Refuge” can be found in a small corner of parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2 - 36:13). It epitomizes how we want this year’s institute to feel: a space where both the individual and the community at the heart of the Havurah ethos can come together in a safe space to create something meaningful, where our connections are welcoming and inclusive, fun and exciting, relaxing and energizing, and insightful and spiritually significant for our diverse community of participants.

    The Core Team envisions Institute as our City of Refuge--a place that’s safe--this year more than ever. What is it YOU need refuge from? We welcome you to join us at Pearlstone Center for sanctuary and refuge, to renew and refresh, and to play, rest, create and learn with us! Summer Institute will take place july 29-August 4, 2024.

Siyyum on Sotah – Wednesday 5/17

Come find out about another ceremony from the Torah that the Rabbis never wanted to happen.  Explore with us some of the side excursions the Talmud loves: should you teach your daughters Torah?  What language can you pray in? For all this and more, join the Daf Yomi gang as… READ MORE

2023 Call for Artist in Residence

Apply to be a Timbrel Artist in Residence at the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute!  The Timbrel Artist in Residence Program seeks artists with talent and passion to share at the 2023 Havurah Summer Institute. Artists from all creative disciplines are welcome. Past artists have represented the disciplines of music,… READ MORE

2023 Call for Liturgist in Residence

Applications are open for the Liturgist in Residence at the 2023 Summer Institute.We especially welcome applications that share your process of creating new prayers, reinterpreting prayers,  or designing new rituals through example.  Please offer at least one session on “how you do what you do” so that others may learn… READ MORE

2023 Call for Courses

We invite you to submit a course proposal for the 2023 National Havurah Committee Summer Institute, to be held in person at Pearlstone Retreat Center from Friday, August 4 to Tuesday, August 8. Applicants are encouraged to consider how they will draw on this year’s theme: וְאָסַפְתָּ Ve-asafta “and you… READ MORE

Summer 2023 Plans

We’ll meet in person on August 4th-8th for a 5 day/4 night retreat at Pearlstone Retreat Center in Maryland. We listened to you. Many of you told us that it was important to be together for Shabbat. We weren’t able to book a time that ends with Shabbat, but we think… READ MORE

DIY Creation Activity

Dear NHC Community, We are writing to invite you to participate in a “Do It Yourself,” asynchronous, collaborative creative experiment! Most years, the Timbrel Artists in Residence offer a concluding workshop to Institute participants. This year, we are offering creative prompts for anyone and everyone you to engage with at… READ MORE

Summer Study on Zoom

Learn with us on Zoom this summer. Classes will meet on Zoom on weekday evenings and Sunday afternoon from July 18th- July 28th.  See the class list, teachers’ bios, and registration information here. READ MORE