• 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.

The Fine Print


Any outstanding bills from previous Summer Institutes and regional retreats must be paid in full before you may register for this year’s Institute.

Cancellation Policy and Cancellation Insurance

Cancellation insurance enables you to receive a partial refund of Institute fees if you must cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

Register by May 25, 2017 for free cancellation insurance.

On May 26th and afterwards, cancellation insurance may be purchased at the time of registration:

  • Full week (overnight or commuter): $50 per adult, $18 per child
  • Shabbat-only: $20 per adult, $10 per child

If you need to cancel, please inform the office as soon as you know. If you have cancellation insurance and need to cancel, refunds on full-week adult registration will be allocated as follows:

Cancel by Full Week Adult With Cancellation Insurance Full Week Adult Without Cancellation Insurance
June 6th Refund except $39 admin fee Refund except $125
July 10th Refund except $39 admin fee Refund half
July 24th Small Refund (example: Full week Adult refund except $544) No refund
after July 24th Beyond this date you can apply for a hardship partial refund, which will be evaluated in the fall

For information on refunds for children and Shabbat-only participants, please contact the office. Supplemental fees for services arranged by the NHC (e.g., housing supplement, bedding, golf cart, evening childcare, parking, etc.) will be refunded in full only if the NHC can cancel them without incurring a penalty.

Email Communication

As an Institute participant, you agree to be subscribed to the NHC’s email list to receive occasional email updates from the NHC office. All emails include a link to unsubscribe if you want to opt out of receiving this information.

Photography Policy

In submitting your registration form, you grant permission for your image and/or the images of your child(ren), captured at the Institute through video, photo, and digital camera, to be used in official NHC promotional material, including but not limited to news releases, publications, videos, and the NHC website, and waive rights of compensation or ownership. You may contact the NHC office to opt out and rescind that permission.

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