• Click Here to Register for NHC's Summer Institute 2024

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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.

Childcare at Isabella Freedman

Childcare Options

If you are between the ages of 6 months and 12 years old, we invite you to spend your days with our amazing volunteers who have a variety of fun and engaging activities!  Campers will be assigned to a group of campers of roughly the same age. Your group will spend time together every morning and afternoon while your parents/guardians are in classes or workshops. You might make up a play to perform or play sports outside or make theme-related art projects. You might go swimming* or go on a scavenger hunt around campus. You might learn new songs or sing old favorites.

*Swimming is at campers’ own risk.  There are NO lifeguards on duty.


Where: Lake Miriam

Who: Campers MUST be age 4 or older

Safety Requirements:  All NHC volunteer counselors must take an active role in supervising the children in their camp while at the lake.

Required Forms:

Click Here to fill out your Camper Information! [SUPPLY FORM AND LINK]

Email the volunteer team at volunteer@havurah.org if you would like to volunteer with campers and receive a discounted rate to Isabella Freedman.  You can do anything from teaching a group of campers a song, to leading a craft project, to volunteering to hold a baby!  Volunteers must be 12 or older.


Please note that assisting campers would require you to volunteer during scheduled class and workshop times. The camp is designed for kids from 6 months to 12 years old who can participate in an all-day program with a break for lunch. We do our best to accommodate all children. If you have questions or concerns about your child please email __________________ at_____________.



Families that have registered at the time will receive an email in mid-June with additional details and forms. All camper participants are required to have completed these permission forms submitted prior to the start of camp.


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