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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.

Letters to the Community

2020 NHC Summer Institute

Please stay tuned for information about online programming and registration.


May 14, 2020- Moving Institute 2020 Online – Please join us for a kehilla gathering on May 24

April 21, 2020- COVID-19 Response Committee Update

March 13, 2020- Coronavirus Update- Letter to the Public

The theme for this year’s Summer Institute is

קֽוּמִי צְאִי מִתּוֹךְ הַהֲפֵכָה
Kumi tzei mitoch ha’hafecha
Get up, go out from amidst the upheaval

As we discussed the tone and energy we want to bring to Institute 2020, the Core Team talked about how devastating and exhausting the last few years have been for many of us and for our communities. We are living in a political moment characterized by fear, hostility, and ubiquitous injustice. For us, the Summer Institute is a refuge from the pain of these times, and it is also a source of strength and spiritual grounding.

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