• 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.

2024 Summer Institute

National Havurah Comittee’s 2024 Summer Institute

2024 Courses

Registration is open through Thursday, June 27th


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Join NHC on retreat this summer July 29-August 4 in our עִיר מִקְלָט “Ir Miklat: City of Refuge! ‘Tute ‘24 will include all the traditional elements of this flagship program: classes and workshops, services and davening, song, dance, and art; Kids Camp, the Talent Show, text study, snacks and time for napping, as well as evening and late night programs. Our goal is to be pleasantly busy with many options to choose from, down time, and no fear of missing out.

We will be hosted again this year by Pearlstone Jewish Retreat Center. Located half an hour west of Baltimore, Pearlstone is a Jewish retreat center that’s the sister site of Isabella Freedman. They have a kosher kitchen and all of the gathering spaces (and most of the housing) are fully accessible. Other amenities include outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, and hiking trails. There are a variety of housing options, ranging from hostel style rooms with bunk beds to hotel rooms with queen beds . We know how important it is to our community for us to be together for Shabbat,  so this year’s institute’s dates encompass the full weekend. Unfortunately, Shabbat-only is not an option this year. 

We have an exciting lineup of classes, a Liturgist and Artists in Residence and the Zeitler Fellowship is back this year, for the first time in five years.

Volunteers are needed for both paid and non-paid positions — please get in touch if you are interested in directing or staffing Kid’s Camp, coordinating davening or leading a service, coordinating volunteers, or defraying your costs with other volunteer roles. And, if you are interested in leading a workshop, it isn’t isn’t too late to be thinking about that content.

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!

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  • Email us if your community is interested in sponsoring the t-shirt.

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