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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.

Coronavirus Letter to the Public- March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020


Dear Havurah community,


We are hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic will not impact Institute, but we know that it’s a possibility. We are keeping the health of our community in the forefront as we move forward.


Registration opened about a week ago. Currently, all participants who register before May 15th receive free cancellation insurance, which means costs are fully refundable until June 5th with the exception of a $50 administrative fee. Depending on emerging conditions, the May 15th date may be pushed back and the fee may be waived in some or all circumstances.


We plan to be as transparent as possible about this process. At this point, we are waiting and watching for more information and a clearer understanding of the pandemic situation. 


Our decisions and plans will be based on advice from local, state, and national health professionals, including the CDC and the Connecticut Department of Health. We must also comply with the University of Hartford’s protocols. We are in communication with the University and confident in their professionalism and collaboration to support the decisions we believe are best for our community.


If you are a member of the community with relevant expertise that you believe the NHC would benefit from as we move forward, we welcome your participation in this process. 


If you have any questions, office@main.havurah.org is the best first line of contact.


May our havurah community continue to be a source of strength and connection during this time. 



Tara Bognar


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