• 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.

2018 Fees and Financial Accessibility

We strongly encourage those who need additional assistance to apply for the level of grant that would make coming to Institute possible for you – we want to see you there!

Contact us at office@havurah.org for more information about Grants, Work-Study, and Fellowships. 

Summer Institute Registration

Participants of the Havurah Institute decide the amount they pay for registration using a sliding scale (this includes room, board, and all Institute programming).

Sliding Scale Baseline Price
Adult, Full-Week Resident $700-1,300 $1000
Adult, Full-Week Commuter $630-1,200 $900
Adult, Shabbat-Only $420-$800 $600
Child, Full-Week Resident $490-$1,000 $700
Child, Full-Week Commuter $455-$950 $650
Child, Shabbat-Only $260-$600 $375

*The amount of registration paid above the sticker cost, i.e., on the high side of the sliding scale, counts as a donation and receipts will be provided

NHC Dues (tax-deductible)

Everyone who attends Institute pays dues, which are added to the cost of registration unless otherwise specified. The dues year follows the Jewish calendar, so those who have paid dues since the beginning of 5778 (September 21, 2017) do not have to pay again for the 2018 Summer Institute. Dues payments are non-refundable.

Individual Family
$40 $80

Registration Deadlines, Cancellation, and Refunds

A partial refund is available to those with cancellation insurance, depending on the date of cancellation; see our Cancellation Policy for details.

Date of Registration Optional Cancellation Insurance
Until May 23rd FREE
May 24 – June 15 $50 Full-Week, $25 Shabbat-Only

After June 15th, a late fee of $50 applies.


Optional Housing Supplements

Bedding (pillow, pillowcase, fitted sheet, top sheet, light summer blanket)* $36 per bed
Single Room Supplement $200 ($75 for Shabbat-only)
Micro-fridge $125
Additional Cot $25

*Free bath towels will be provided for all overnight registrants.

Other Pricing

Evening childcare: Full-Week

$100 per child


$40 per child

Early arrival: Sunday, July 22nd Adult – $75 Adult Helper – $50 Child – $50
Wednesday, July 25th (Shabbat Participants) $230
Thursday, July 26th (Shabbat Participants) $115
Mobility Scooter: $800 (there will be shared accessibility carts for everyone)
Shuttles to/from Public Transit: Train/Bus Station –

$5/person each way

Airport –

$10/person each way

Parking Spot $20 per car
Wine for Shabbat Dinner (red or white): $24/bottle

*No outside alcohol will be permitted in the dining hall.


This year, we have T-shirts in purple with the Institute 2018 logo in white; and pale pink t-shirts with the logo in purple. They come in Adult, Adult Fitted, and Youth sizes.


You can pre-order merchandise until June 15th. All items are $5 cheaper when pre-ordering.

Adult Child
$20 $15

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