• 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.

Community Education Planning: Integrating the NHC and Centering Jews of Color

Sunday, August 30th: 8:00-9:00 pm EDT

During the upcoming year, the NHC community will learn together as a community about anti-racism and focusing on how to integrate majority-white Jewish communities like ours by centering, and not tokenizing, Jews of Color. In addition to this education project, we are also taking on several areas of work including a teshuvah listening campaign and recruitment of Jews of Color as teachers, residents, and attendees for next year’s Summer Institute. 
Join this open discussion to hear about opportunities to get involved in all three elements and help to design the arc and content for the educational sessions. Our goal is to launch and sustain a monthly series to include speakers, reading groups, and trainings (anti-bias training, upstander training, etc.) throughout the year, culminating in significant programming at Summer Institute 2021. We need your input and energy to make this an effective series for our community! Please join if you are interested in participating in, shaping, and supporting our internal anti-racist integration work during the next year. All are welcome.

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