We invite you to submit a proposal for the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute, to be held July 23-July 29, 2018 at The University of Hartford in Connecticut.
Teach and Learn in a Summer Institute Course
At the NHC Summer Institute, every student is a teacher and every teacher is a student. We invite you to share your areas of interest and expertise with the community through a week-long course. Courses at the NHC Summer Institute deal with a wide variety of Jewish subjects and themes: text study, religious life, spirituality, contemporary issues, history, literature, art, music, meditation, and many more. The Course Committee aims for a balance of topics and styles of courses. Course teachers reflect the diversity of our community, representing a wide range of ages, professions, and home communities, and they are encouraged to participate fully in all Institute programming throughout the week.
Teachers receive a credit for free tuition, room and board, and program admissions to the Institute. Single-room supplements, extra fees for special services, and travel costs to and from Hartford are the responsibility of the registrant; however, you can apply for a travel grant if necessary. NHC membership dues are required of all registrants, including teachers.
Course proposals, to be submitted online, are due by Thursday, December 28 at 11:59 pm. Proposals received after this date will not be considered. Please contact the Course Committee if you have any questions.
We look forward to reading your proposals!
The NHC Course Committee
(Adina Rosenbaum and Leah Staub, co-chairs)
Courses at the NHC Summer Institute deal with a wide variety of Jewish subjects and themes: text study, religious life, spirituality, contemporary issues, history, literature, art, music, meditation, and many more. The Course Committee aims for a balance of topics and styles of courses. Teachers should expect a diverse group of students with differing viewpoints, and should be open to lively discussion in an environment that promotes openness and mutual respect. Course enrollment is generally capped at twenty to ensure a participatory atmosphere.
Most courses meet for four 90-minute sessions (Tuesday-Friday), either in the morning or the afternoon. Participants select their courses when they register for the Institute. In some circumstances, the Course Committee will also consider proposals for courses that will meet in an extended format of four 2½-hour sessions.
Courses may not be restricted by gender, age, religious practice, or ideology. Some courses may require specific background (such as Hebrew reading skills, previous experience studying Jewish texts, or the ability to read music); please describe the expectations clearly in your application. Proposals to teach specific liturgical skills (e.g. reading from the Torah) are not generally accepted.
If you and another person are proposing to co-teach a course, please submit a single online course proposal with the information for both teachers. (If two people are co-teaching a course, each teacher receives half credit toward Institute fees.) You may submit up to two course proposals; please complete the online form for each course you are submitting. To encourage a mix of new and long-time teachers, those who have taught at the last three consecutive Summer Institutes are not eligible to apply this year.
To submit a course proposal, click here: https://form.jotform.com/73226373594159.